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Please return our first pictures of our lovely little girl; Parents lose iPad pictures in burglary.


THIEVES stole computers containing photographs of a premature baby girl from the home of her parents as they slept upstairs.

Morkos Iskander went downstairs at 5am yesterday to fetch milk for baby Rose and noticed the front door of the home he shares with partner Leah Mathews was open.

After searching for their most valuable belongings the first-time parents realised their house had been ransacked by burglars.

Both their cars were stolen, as well as wallets, house keys and a laptop and iPad.

The computers contained cherished first pictures of three-week-old Rose, who was born a month premature on Christmas Day.

Leah, 26, said: "To have been burgled is obviously bad enough but knowing all the pictures we had taken of Rose are gone is terrible.

"She wasn't even due to be born until next week and was very tiny when she arrived. "She was in intensive care for a few days and during that time you always fear the worst could happen.

"We took lots of pictures of her first moments including the first time we held her and when we brought her home at the end of December.

"We desperately want those pictures back."

The couple, who are both doctors at Whiston hospital, think their home on Kenyon Road, Wavertree, was targeted in the early hours of Monday.

Their cars, a Mercedes and a Ford Focus, have not yet been found. Detectives are also looking for the black iPad and black and grey Dell laptop.

Leah added: "We have given statements to the police and they are investigating. We hope anyone who might have seen people acting suspiciously in the area will get in touch.

"Our pram was in the back of the Ford Focus so we've lost that as well. We're completely stuck.

"When we had Rose it was unexpected and worrying but she was such a lovely Christmas present. And now this has happened.

"You can see where they have forced the door open and got inside the house. It's horrible."

The family are so desperate to get their photos of Rose back that Leah's dad, Jim Mathews, has offered a reward to anyone who can help.

Leah said: "We know the police will do all they can but we just want to try our best to get the pictures back.

"My dad has agreed to put up a PS200 reward for anyone who returns them. All they need to do is get in touch with him."

." ? Anyone who can help should call Jim on 07900 530815, Merseyside Police on 101 or the confidential Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111

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HEARTBROKEN: Leah Mathews and Morkos Iskander with Rose Picture: GARETH JONES
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jan 15, 2013
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