A BROOKDALE family has had their Christmas excitement shattered after thieves broke into their home and stole all the presents under their tree – as well as their 15-week-old puppy Midnight.
Thieves broke into the home on December 8, stealing jewellery and other valuables before turning their attention to the presents and the Alaskan Malamute puppy.
Rowena Robertson said the family had been devastated, especially at the loss of Midnight who had been raised by 16-year-old Jazmyn.
“We had been out and returned home to the front lounge room window wide open,” she said.
“We knew instantly that the house was broken into and opened the door to a huge mess, draws emptied out and stuff thrown everywhere.
“We felt sick and upset and realising the puppy Midnight was missing was my worst nightmare.
“I had to ring my 16-year-old daughter to tell her the puppy was stolen and Jazmyn was devastated.”
Thankfully, Armadale police found Midnight the next day and returned him to the family.
Ms Robertson said her children, aged six, eight, 11 and 16, were still upset and were scared to be in the home.
“I am unsure about our Christmas now as there is no way we can replace anything, but I’m just so glad Midnight is home for Christmas,” she said.
A family friend is trying to bring some Christmas cheer back to the family by setting up a GoFundMe page to help replace the stolen gifts.
“It’s amazing the support from Midnight’s breeder Nicquelle at Timewolf, who has set up a GoFundMe page and is collecting donations – it is very overwhelming,” Ms Robertson said.
“Thank you to the community for the help to give my kids a Christmas again.”
Police are still investigating the incident.
Visit www.gofundme.com/4txmlg0 to donate.