Plymouth couple's wedding bands stolen
PLYMOUTH, Mass (WHDH) -- A couple in Plymouth is dealing with a troubling crime just weeks before their wedding.
At first, David Clifford and his fiancé didn't even realize a crime had been committed.
The couple had already been inside their Plymouth home for 2 hours, but when they went upstairs to get ready for bed, the jewelry box was turned upside down.
"They compromised the safety of my children. That's what really gets me. A stranger to go through your house and me not know it for at least 2 hours, that's scary. I went through the whole house, just in case they were hiding in the closet, weird things happen," said Clifford.
Most of his fiancé’s jewelry, watches, 2 laptops, and even their wedding bands…gone.
The couple's wedding day was just two weeks away, right in their backyard.
"She looked at me and said ‘it's just material things.’ She's right. It is just material things," said Clifford of his fiancé.
But the fact that someone was able to come through the front door, with no sign of forced entry, is what disturbed Clifford the most.
“Her safety and my kids’ safety were compromised. And that's what really upsetting. The material things - it happens. You lose stuff, it happens. You buy stuff.”
Clifford's mother and father seem to be taking the theft of the wedding bands harder than the young couple.
"They work so hard for everything they have. Two great kids, they’ve been together almost 8 years and now they're getting married. It was going to be a great celebration,” said Emily Clifford, David’s mother.
Even more bizarre, they took the hospital bands they got when their children were born.
“The kids bracelets, that's something every mother and father keeps…..just to have,”
Police said there's really not much they can do, things like this happen every day. However, Clifford’s father has been going to local pawn shops to see if anything turns up.