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Another ring stolen in Bay widower's heartbreaking burglary

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Papamoa man Brett Morrison is pleading for the thieves who stole his late wife Sarah's jewellery to return it. Photo/George Novak
Papamoa man Brett Morrison is pleading for the thieves who stole his late wife Sarah's jewellery to return it. Photo/George Novak

Brett Morrison has suffered another blow after discovering his late wife's jewellery has been stolen.

On Tuesday morning, Mr Morrison left his Papamoa home for about an hour. When he came home he discovered his house had been burgled. His late wife Sarah Morrison's jewellery - including her engagement and wedding rings and the earrings she wore on their wedding day - had been stolen.

Please have some compassion. I understand you must have your life's pressures that have put you where you are but I'm sure you have Facebook and have seen the comments and shares from people... it's not to late to do the right thing.
Brett Morrison

Last night, a heart breaking development has shown that Sarah's grandmother's antique gold ring with green stone had also been stolen in the robbery, among other things.

The under water housing for his camera, a GoPro and his iPhone 5 have also been taken.

Mr Morrison said although an insurance assessor was going around this afternoon, he was holding onto hope that the jewellery would come back to him.

"There are so many people looking for them it has to turn something up sooner or later,'' he said.

"My plea to the thief is to understand how much this means to me and to know that these treasures are being looked for by the police and by others, I believe they will now be to hot to move.

"Stop and think for a moment and please return them no questions asked," he told The Bay of Plenty Times.

"The ring - I feel bad for Sarah's family. The other stuff is just stuff and I'm not really focused on that, my focus is on the jewellery

"Please have some compassion. I understand you must have your life's pressures that have put you where you are but I'm sure you have Facebook and have seen the comments and shares from people... it's not to late to do the right thing."

Sarah's rings are among the jewellery stolen from Brett Morrison's Papamoa home. PHOTO/SUPPLIED
Sarah's rings are among the jewellery stolen from Brett Morrison's Papamoa home. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

What was stolen:

• Sarah's engagement, wedding and eternity rings
• Sarah's sliver S necklace
• Sarah's sliver heart necklace
• Sarah's diamond circle necklace
• Gold sovereign ring
• Sarah's grandmother's antique gold and green stone ring
• Apple MacBook Pro (with the weekend's wedding photos)
• Cannon 5d mark 2 camera (with the weekend's wedding photos on the card)
• Under water housing for his camera
• GoPro
• iPhone5
• Pair of Red and White Nike Air Max size 10.
• Pair of Black and White Nike size 10

Papamoa man Brett Morrison is pleading for the thieves who stole his late wife Sarah's jewellery, to return it. Photo/George Novak
Papamoa man Brett Morrison is pleading for the thieves who stole his late wife Sarah's jewellery, to return it. Photo/George Novak

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