Video: Worksop man ‘devastated’ after burglars ransack home - £500 cash reward

A Worksop man is offering a cash reward after burglars stole a large sum of cash and precious jewellery totalling more than £25,000 which was being saved for his mother’s funeral.

Monday, 17th November 2014, 3:08 pm

Colin Whittaker, 68, of Royds Crescent, Rhodesia, Worksop, said he ‘collapsed at the door’ and was ‘physically sick’ after he found out money, expensive designer watches and other treasured family belongings had been taken from a safe in his home after a backdoor was smashed down.

Police believe the crime occurred between 7.10pm and 8.10pm on Saturday 15th November. Officers are now examining CCTV footage - after the burglars made off with the TV screen - but forgot to take the hardrive which stored the footage.

The former Shireoaks Colliery miner, who used to run a mini bus company in Worksop, is now offering £500 for any information that may lead to the return of his goods.

Click to watch the Guardian’s video.