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Ray Flynn’s house ransacked by robbers

Ray Flynn’s house ransacked by robbers

By Dave Wedge  |   Friday, March 25, 2011  |  http://www.bostonherald.com  |  Local Coverage

Former Mayor Raymond Flynn’s South Boston home was robbed yesterday while he and his wife were at the funeral of former House Speaker Tom Finneran’s mother.

The thieves forced open a door and ransacked the house, swiping expensive jewelry, personal items and priceless keepsakes, including a cross given to the former mayor by Pope John Paul II and letters from Presidents Reagan and Clinton, Mother Theresa and Nelson Mandela.

Police said the theft happened around 8:45 a.m. and that the thieves may have used a tool to “pop open” a locked door on the front of the family’s home on Flint Place. In addition to the jewelry and personal items, the thieves made off with a laptop, GPS and iPod, police said.

“It’s really terrible. It’s really an invasion of your privacy,” Flynn’s wife, Catherine said. “It’s awful to think someone comes into your home and does this.”

Flynn, 71, was unavailable for comment but told the State House News: “Just about everything, everything of value we ever had from the past 50 years is gone.”

Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1326084

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