A DEVASTATED couple are pleading for the return of diaries containing vital medical notes stolen from the boot of their car.
Long-term leukaemia sufferer Tony Jones and wife Beryl, returned from a seafront stroll in Pensarn, Abergele, to find a window in their car had been smashed and a handbag stolen from the locked boot.
Items included diaries diligently kept by his wife showing Mr Jones’ treatment and medicine history for the past decade to help with monitoring his health.
Although money, credit cards, glasses and a driving licence were also stolen, the couple, both 69, are desperate to be reunited with the diaries to help with Mr Jones’ medical needs.
“These diaries were a massive help as they meant we could check Tony’s history,” said Mrs Jones, who lives with her husband in Connah's Quay.
“It is all very upsetting but I am particularly devastated about the diaries.
“They can be of no use to anyone but us. We are desperate for them to be returned.
“We have had some difficult times with Tony suffering from leukaemia and this is the last thing we want to happen.”
The items are of such personal value Mrs Jones returned to Pensarn with her daughter Sara and grand-daughter Jordan the following day and spent several hours searching in case the diaries had been dumped.
Mr Jones said about £150 was stolen, as well as credit cards which have had to be cancelled.
He said the car was securely locked and the rear window was smashed to gain access to the boot.
“We walked back to the car and found all the glass lying there,” he said.
“This was malicious.
“I don’t believe this was just opportunist thieves, it was people who knew what they were doing and I think they knew how to break things.
“We have enjoyed going for walks there but it is going to put us off going back for a while now.”
The couple’s car was parked on Pensarn promenade, a short distance from the Pantri Bach cafe.
North Wales Police spokesman Michael McGivern said they were informed at 1pm on Friday that a window in a silver Ford Fiesta had been smashed.
Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number P016384.