Two arrested after community unites for burgled Grantham family

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A victim of a burglary was overwhelmed by the support she received from the Facebook community following a raid on her Grantham home.

Natalie Holmes posted details of the burglary on the social networking site after her home in Huntingtower Road was raided by burglars on Monday, between 11am and noon.

An iPad, chargers, Xbox and games, jewellery and cash were just some of the items taken, along with car keys which were then used to steal a Black Honda Civic. She has since changed the locks after house keys were also taken, while tools in an outside shed were piled up as if to be taken later.

Furthermore, a safe was ripped out and discarded unopened in a bush near the property.

Her Facebook post was shared more than 100 times. One person even called police after they spotted and followed what they believed to be the stolen car.

“The support on Facebook has been huge. We’re really grateful to everyone who has helped,” said Miss Holmes, 26.

Everyone was out of the property when the burglary happened, with her mum’s partner making the shocking discovery when he popped back during the day and noticed the side door had been smashed.

She said: “When we got the call it was awful and very upsetting. It’s not nice thinking someone has been in your own home.”

* Two men, aged 36 and 33, have been arrested and bailed in connection with the burglary and theft of a car. The Journal understands that the car has now been recovered.