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Couple pleads for the return of gran’s stolen car

Aug 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

A YOUNG Wellington couple is appealing for information regarding the recent theft of their car, which contained precious family heirlooms.

The car, a blue 1999 Hyundai Accent, was left to Dave Henley by his grandmother, who recently passed away.

In the backseat were several items Mr Henley’s grandmother had left him, including a quilt, a box of jewellery, clothes and toys.

The quilt and jewellery holds a special emotional attachment for the couple, while the clothes and toys were intended for charity.

Mr Henley had only had the car for a week prior to the theft, and had yet to sort out the items in the back seat.

Mr Henley’s fiancée Monica Yeoman is saddened by the crime.

“It feels surreal,” she says.

“Police have said the car may turn up, but it feels horrible that someone’s just taken it and the stuff in the backseat means nothing to them. For us it’s really special.”

Senior Constable John Stevenson from the Wellington Central Police Station says that stolen vehicles show up “every day”.

The car was stolen from Moeller St in Mount Victoria on August 4.

Moeller St is a popular car parking area, however it has few houses and the couple had been warned it was dangerous to leave a car there.

Ms Yeoman says getting the car back is not the couple’s priority.

“We really just want the stuff left on the backseat back. That’s all we have to remember Dave’s grandmother by.”

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of the car, please contact the Duty Senior Sergeant at Wellington Central Police Station on (04) 802-3712.

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