Berks woman demands justice for 'soul mate' of more than 50 years
Updated On: Feb 09 2014 10:24:29 AM CST
A Berks County widow is demanding answers and begging for justice after criminals stole some of her most prized possessions nearly a year ago.
"The more I think about it, the more I cry," said Amelia Biancone.
Nearly a year ago, her husband Dick lost his life to lung cancer.
"He was the love of my life..my soul mate," Biancone said.
But before cancer robbed her of her husband, burglars stole something else special to her.
"Now I don't have my husband, or any memories of stuff that he bought me," Biancone said.
Weeks after her husband's diagnoses, burglars nabbed nearly $50,000 dollars worth of jewelry from their Reading home. Dick passed away four weeks later.
"There's a lot of stuff that can't be replaced. All gifts from my husband, birthdays, anniversaries, Mother's Day," Biancone said.
Biancone blames the burglars for stealing more than just her jewels.
"The robbery accelerated my husband's death, and I'll say that until the day I die," Biancone said.
She said she needs someone to come forward and tell police what happened so she can have a sense of closure.
Anybody with information about the burglary should call Crime Alert: Berks County at (877) 373-9913.
Copyright 2014 WFMZ. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
City's "ugly" Christmas tree causes controversy
WWII vet shoots wife, kills self, Allentown police say
Lehigh County animal shelter in dire need of food donations
State police seek missing Palmerton teen
Construction worker struck by vehicle on turnpike
Local residents urged to be on alert for high levels of deadly gas
Suspect arraigned morning after stabbing incident
Reading parting ways with 'ugly' Christmas tree
Lafayette pounds Lehigh in 150th meeting, 27-7
One year since mysterious disappearance of local woman