08:51AM, Friday 16 March 2012
A distraught businessman has appealed for the return of a stolen laptop containing irreplaceable photographs of him with his late father.
Burglars smashed their way into Shami Kalra's office at Moto2Rent in Thames Avenue on Monday, March 5, stealing his grey Compaq laptop and two work computers.
The company's managing director said the laptop contains the only copy he has of cherished photos of him on holiday with his father weeks before he died in 2009.
"I took my father away on holiday just a short while before he passed away and the photos mean a lot to me. This theft has left me very depressed," said the 41-year-old.
"I feel like I am clutching on to straws in trying to get the laptop back, but I just hope someone comes forward."
His father Pran died aged 64 after suffering complications from a blood clot.
Shami said he will give a cash reward to anybody if it is returned.
He has offered a reward or donation to charity for information leading to the return of the computer.
The Longbourn resident said the Compaq laptop is distinctive as the number seven is missing from the keyboard.
Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
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