Jewellery of Maxi Antoniou’s murdered daughter stolen in Melbourne

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Maxi Antoniou, mother of Courtney Herron, 25, who was killed at a Melbourne park in 2019, has called for the return of her daughter’s stolen jewellery taken earlier this month, 7News has reported.

Courtney was beaten to death on May 25, 2019, by Henry Hammond at Melbourne’s Royal Park. At the time, Hammond was found not guilty of murder by verdict of mental impairment and ordered to spend 25 years in a psychiatric facility.

Courtney Herron’s mum at the site where her daughter was killed in May 2019. Photo: Daily Mail.

On Monday, Ms Antoniou told 7News a thief broke into her Moonee Ponds home in inner-city Melbourne on July 1 and stole her late daughter’s gold cross and Pandora bracelet.

“The value in money is not that great. But the value to myself and my family and my children is priceless,” Ms Antoniou said. 

“The violation is just as bad as when Courtney was [killed]. I can’t describe the feeling of having her gone and then this person taking that jewellery.”

Police hope this man can help with their enquiries. Photo: Herald Sun.

Police have released CCTV images of a man they believe can assist with enquiries relating to the stolen jewellery. The man is described as being of Middle Eastern appearance, aged in his 50s, solid build, black and grey hair with a thin goatee, reports 7News.

A Victoria Police spokesperson said: “It is understood the offender slashed the fly screen and kicked in the rear door to gain entry to the property on Hopetoun Street between 4.30pm and 6.15pm on 1 July.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact police immediately.  

Source: 7News and Daily Mail

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