A YOUNG woman told of her heartbreak last night after raiders stole £50,000 worth of jewellery from her Lindley home.
Mrs Kehkashan Shahzad said much of the gold jewellery had been given to her by relatives and friends to mark her wedding and was “irreplaceable”.
She also said it was “creepy” knowing that intruders had been in the home she shares with her husband and two young children.
“The thought of people going through our things is distressing.
“I thought I would get over it but now every time I hear a noise in the house I jump. It’s creepy”.
The Shahzad family live in a rented home in Oak Tree Lane, Lindley, and have been there for a year.
Police are investigating a theory that the burglars may have been watching the house and struck when the family went out.
The break-in happened between 8.35pm and 10.35pm on Saturday, June 22.
Mrs Shahzad said: “We had just popped out for a couple of hours. The police asked me if I was aware of anyone watching us but with two young kids, aged four and five, to handle, they had my full attention.
“When we got back and opened the front door, I heard the kitchen door slam shut and I knew something was wrong. They had smashed the lock on the back door to get in.
“The living room was fine but the burglars had gone through the bedroom on the first floor and our bedroom on the top floor.
“Drawers, cupboards and suitcases had been opened and everything thrown about. They took the jewellery and an iPad from our bedroom and must have taken it away in a pillowcase, because that is also missing.
“It is typical Asian jewellery but very valuable. To me it is priceless because it was family jewellery, handed down to me when I got married.”
The haul included gold bangles, necklaces and ornate rings. There were also diamond rings and a selection of gold earrings.
Police have traced witnesses who saw two people on bikes close to the house.
Anyone with information should contact West Yorkshire Police via 101.