A laptop containing an aspiring novelist’s five years’ work was stolen by thieves during a break-in at his Hallaton home.
Just 30 pages away from completing his novel, Remi Mowla was left devastated by the theft, his family told.
Remi is an English literature graduate and had been working on the book for five years and had written about 400 pages, the subject of which he had kept a closely guarded secret.
The Apple MacBook Pro laptop on which it was written was taken from the Mowla’s home in Medbourne Road, Hallaton.
Remi’s dad Masoud Mowla said his son was too upset to speak about losing his laptop.
He said: “Remi is absolutely devastated. He can’t cope with it, he’s so upset. I think it will take him a few months to get his head around it”.
“I’m not saying it was going to be a masterpiece but to put that much into it – it was so precious to him but is worth nothing to anyone else.”
The family has offered a £2,000 reward for any information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible and the return of the laptop.
Police are appealing for information about the break-in – which happened between midday.
“The victim is very keen to get it back and is offering a reward for its return and any information which leads to the arrest of those responsible.” said Det Cons Peter Lockey.
“Two men were seen walking from the direction of Sutton Bassett into Market Harborough and one of them was wearing a hi-visibility jacket. We would appeal to anyone who saw these men or the men themselves to contact us so we can eliminate them from our enquiries.”
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