A month ago the Packer family lost nearly everything they had in a fire — yesterday they questioned the morality of a burglar who broke into an undamaged bungalow and took what little they managed to salvage.DARREN LINTON July 4, 2014 5:48am
Devastated: After having their house damaged by fire a month ago, Brett (pictured) and Toni Packer are now the victims of theft.
Toni and Brett Packer said they could not believe someone would steal from a family that had already lost nearly everything.
‘‘We’re devastated,’’ Mr Packer said.
‘‘It just makes it worse for someone to take our last things that we had worked hard for.’’
The thief entered the blackened house in Tonkin Crt and also forced entry to a bungalow at the rear to steal two watches and a plasma television. A shed was also broken into.
‘‘The television was one of the only things we salvaged,’’ Mrs Packer said. ‘‘My daughter got it out on the day of the fire.
‘‘That people can stoop so low is disgusting.’’
The family had been driving past the house most days, but they decided to return yesterday to retrieve the television, only to discover the break-in.
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