Reward after phones stolen

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A woman is offering a £200 reward after mobile phones containing photographs of her late father were stolen.

A thief took the two phones, a red Samsung f210 and a turquoise Nokia x302, from Carphone Warehouse on Bath Street on Thursday just before 5pm.

Allyson Pinchbeck, who works at the Bath Street store, told the Advertiser she is desperate to get both phones back.

She said: “There are photographs of my dad who I lost last year on both of the phones and voicemails he had left for me as well.

“It’s all I have left of him, I still listen to the voicemails now and I don’t have the photos saved anywhere else.

“My handbag with my purse in and £160 cash was taken as well but I don’t care about that, I can replace bank cards and the phones aren’t worth anything but the photos and being able to listen to my dad can’t be replaced.”

Items including headphones and in-car mobile phone kits were also stolen from the shop.

Friends and family have been ringing both phones since they were taken. They have also sent text messages to the phone in the hope that someone will post them through the shop’s door.

Allyson added: “If anyone has the phones or is offered them to buy then please, please just take them and then hand them in somewhere or leave them somewhere and send a text saying where. I’m desperate to get them back.”