Burglars Take Ashes Of Victim's Late Wife - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

Burglars Take Ashes Of Victim's Late Wife

Posted: Updated:
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. -

It's a crime so brazen even the most senior officers at the West Windsor Township Police Department are troubled. Heartless thieves stole a woman's ashes in a burglary.

Now, her husband is speaking out, FOX 29's Dave Kinchen reported Monday night.

"As I walk by, you don't tap it anymore, yeah," said Arthur Robinson, explaining how he always used to pass by a dresser in his bedroom where his wife Nancy's remains sat in an urn.

But cold crooks swiped it in one of two burglaries last Thursday, ripping his heart out at the same time.

"Whatever bottom I had just went out, and I just stood there and looked at it," he said.

They took jewelry, too, but the urn is priceless.

Arthur and Nancy were married for more than 50 years, lovebirds who met in college.

"She is a beautiful lady, and she's feistier – she'd be all over this," Arthur said.

The retired high schoolteacher was always by his side even through a lengthy battle with ovarian cancer. It claimed her life a few years ago.

"The comeback from that is day to day stuff is where I am. And so it's still day to day," he said.

And now this.

He says he learned of the break-in when returning from a trip. He found a back screen cut through but says they ultimately got in through a window after busting the latch. The damage was all done upstairs.

"It was one small box there, two drawers, and then two small boxes here," he said. "The big box stood right here on the corner."

Police believe the suspects thought the box contained jewelry, not ashes.

Regardless, Arthur is hoping they do the right thing, no questions asked.

He asked the robbers to "two neighbors removed put it on a shelf somewhere, and write a note where it is or give a call, because it's of absolutely no value to anyone else, and it's priceless to us."

West Windsor investigators say they do have evidence that they are looking at but they need help from the public in getting the urn returned.

In the meantime, Crimestoppers of Greater Trenton is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest, Kinchen reported.

  • David Kinchen ReportsMore>>

  • Shoppers Get Sneak Peak Of New Target Store In King Of Prussia

    Shoppers Get Sneak Peak Of New Target Store In King Of Prussia

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:58:18 GMT
    Shoppers got a sneak peak of the mega Target store located by the King of Prussia mall on Tuesday.
    Shoppers got a sneak peak of the mega Target store located by the King of Prussia mall on Tuesday.
  • Ya Gotta Try This Tasting

    Ya Gotta Try This Tasting

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:34:59 GMT
    Join FOX 29's Mike Jerrick and the Good Day Philadelphia team for a tasty night of yummy treats benefiting local youth.You've all seen Mike's weekly "Ya Gotta Try This" segments on Good Day Philadelphia, where he visits local restaurants and eating establishments to try their signature, and sometimes, unusual, dishes. Now you have the chance to do the same at the "Ya Gotta Try This" Tasting, Thursday, October 2nd, 6:30 to 9:30, at the Independence Visitor Center, One North Independence Mall W...
    Join FOX 29's Mike Jerrick and the Good Day Philadelphia team for a tasty night of yummy treats benefiting local youth.You've all seen Mike's weekly "Ya Gotta Try This" segments on Good Day Philadelphia, where he visits local restaurants and eating establishments to try their signature, and sometimes, unusual, dishes. Now you have the chance to do the same at the "Ya Gotta Try This" Tasting, Thursday, October 2nd, 6:30 to 9:30, at the Independence Visitor Center, One North Independence Mall W...
  • Two Masked Men Steal Over $180,000 From Caesars Casino

    Two Masked Men Steal Over $180,000 From Caesars Casino

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:33 AM EDT2014-07-22 04:33:01 GMT
    Authorities say two men stole $181,200.00 from Caesars Casino in Atlantic City early Monday morning.
    Authorities say two men stole $181,200.00 from Caesars Casino in Atlantic City early Monday morning.
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • 2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

    2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:48 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:48:27 GMT
    Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry.
    Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry.
  • Home Invasion Suspect In Custody May Be Connected To Other Cases

    Home Invasion Suspect In Custody May Be Connected To Other Cases

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:13 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:13:19 GMT
    SkyFOX was over the scene in Upper Merion just after 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning where police say what started as a burglary turned into a home invasion.
    SkyFOX was over the scene in Upper Merion just after 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning where police say what started as a burglary turned into a home invasion.
  • 'Tuesday's Children' Remembers Family Members Lost To Terrorism

    'Tuesday's Children' Remembers Family Members Lost To Terrorism

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:35 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:35:22 GMT
    These children all share a common bond. They've all lost someone they love - because of terrorism.
    These children all share a common bond. They've all lost someone they love - because of terrorism.
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices