Wedding rings, class rings stolen from elderly Rowan couple

Wedding rings, class rings stolen from elderly Rowan couple

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - An elderly couple in Rowan County is in distress after someone stole very personal items from their home.

Betty Burleson says someone took several rings, including deceased family members wedding rings, the couples own high school class rings, even a ring that belonged to Betty's late mother.

Betty couldn't help but get emotional talking about what was taken from her and her husband.

"Four pieces of that jewelry you can't put a price on it," Burleson told WBTV. "My late brother in laws wedding band, my mother's diamond ring, and my husband and my class ring…I'm sorry…"

In all there were 6 rings taken, including diamond rings, a 1953 Wadesboro High School class ring, and a 1955 New London High School class ring.

"Those are the ones that means the most to us," Burleson added.

The rings were taken from the couple's home in the last few days and there is an ongoing investigation. Betty is afraid the rings may be long gone, may even have been melted down by now.

"I sure would like to have them back," said Burleson.

They're hoping that maybe the rings were pawned, that way they might be able to find them

"We checked one pawn shop," Burleson said. "He said that he did not receive anything like that."

Detectives told WBTV that there is chance the rings could be found in a pawn shop display case, and Betty hopes that is what may happen.

"You can't replace things like that that's got so much memory behind it," Burleson added.

Anyone with information about this crime or the missing rings, call Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.