Photographs of dead baby stolen as couple visit grave


Roscommon gardaí have issued an appeal for information in relation to the theft of baby photographs from a young couple’s car while they visited the grave of their infant daughter.

The couple had laid their baby daughter to rest last Sunday, and were visiting their child’s grave on Monday afternoon when a thief broke into their car outside Strokestown cemetery.

The thief smashed a passenger window and snatched the mother’s handbag containing cash, credit cards and a black Apple iPhone 4S iphone which had the only photographs the couple have of their baby girl.

Roscommon gardaí are now appealing to the public to assist them in recovering the photographs.

“The couple buried their daughter on Sunday, and went to visit the grave on their own on Bank Holiday Monday. What really has upset them is they had taken pictures of their baby with the iphone before she was buried and they are the only pictorial record they have of their baby,” said Sgt Paul McDermott, Roscommon crime prevention officer.

Anyone with information can contact Roscommon Garda station, 090 6638300, or the confidential line 1800 666 111.