A WOMAN has been left devastated after sentimental items were stolen from her home by mindless thieves.

Michaela McMenemy found the french doors to her house 'smashed' when the culprits robbed her of her grandmothers first rosary and other precious items during the day time hours of Wednesday, January 9.

She is now urging others to be vigilant.

On social media, she wrote: "My house got [broken into]. 

"They smashed my french doors so it seems not even locking your doors is enough to keep them away. 

"They've taken a wallet full of cash and jewellery. 

"I'm absolutely devastated at the sentimental things I've lost. I don't even have any photos but my granny's first rosary, her antique and very unique style gold and smokey quartz ring and a gold diamond ring gifted to me by a friend that's no longer with us are all missing, amongst other things. 

"If anyone hears of anything being sold I'd so appreciate if you can let me know. I doubt I'll get it back but thought it was worth a shot. Be vigilant folks."

A spokesman for the Police Scotland confirmed that the incident, as well as another house break in on the same day, had taken place in Duncolm View and Aurs Road.

He added: "It would appear that the houses may have been targets whilst the house holders are at work.

"In both these incidents, items of jewellery were stolen.

"Officers have been tasked to provide these areas with extra attention."

Residents are urged to report any suspicious activity to 101.