Wolverhampton burglars steal entire contents of family freezer

By Harriet Evans | Wolverhampton | Crime | Published:

A family from Wolverhampton are warning others to be vigilant after the entire contents of their freezer was stolen.

The top tier of Zoe and Jason Barlow's wedding cake was taken from their freezer. Photo: Andy Li

Thieves raided the Barlow family's garage at their home in Compton last week taking garden tools, a pressure washer, bicycles and their two-year-old son Charlie's ridealong toy car.

They also emptied their freezer and took everything, including the top tier of their wedding cake.

Jason Barlow, 30, said: "We've been living in isolation for nearly two weeks and we made online orders to make sure we had another few weeks of food so we wouldn't have to leave our house.

"Monday we received an order of meat from our butcher which was due to last for weeks.

The couple's son Charlie, two, in his ridealong car which was taken

"We put it away on Monday and when we went into the garage next on Thursday everything was gone.

"They took it all, emptied our freezer so now we have no stored food, no meat and no boxed food for our son.

"They also took the car that our son plays in everyday in isolation, it's upsetting for us now when he wants to play in it.


Zoe and Jason had been saving the last of the cake for their anniversary. Photo: Andy Li

"Even worse they took the top of our wedding cake which we were saving for our anniversary in May."

The incident happened some time between Monday and Thursday.

Jason and his wife Zoe are now encouraging others to be careful.


He added: "At this point in time, where people are forced to be stuck at home it is terrible to have circumstances happen which cause people are afraid to be there.

"There are people out there who are not being united in this time of crisis.

"I hate the idea of this happening to more people out there and them losing all of their food and not being able to feed their family when shops are empty, travel is limited and people are losing their jobs.

"There is a definite worth to people being vigilant and cautious."

Harriet Evans

By Harriet Evans
Community Reporter - @HarrietEvans_ES

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, covering the issues affecting young people across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Contact me at

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