'It’s a nightmare' - Harborough paramedic describes the moment she discovered thieves had stolen her car and her little girl's birthday presents

The frontline NHS worker, whose husband is a firefighter, said they had been hit hard after the “brazen” theft on Monday night (May 11)

By Red Williams
Wednesday, 13th May 2020, 5:57 pm
Updated Wednesday, 13th May 2020, 5:58 pm

A shocked paramedic mum in Market Harborough has told of her “nightmare” after her family car and her little girl's birthday presents was stolen by thieves.

The frontline NHS worker, whose husband is a firefighter, said they had been hit hard after the “brazen” theft on Monday night (May 11).

The mum-of-two, who didn’t want to be named, spoke out after their white 2015 Ford Kuga SUV was taken outside their home at about 11pm.

A Leicestershire Police spokeswoman said: Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or saw anyone driving away from the area in a similar vehicle is asked to contact 101.

“It’s a nightmare.

“We just can’t believe that someone has done this to us at such a terrible time.

“Shame on them,” said the experienced medic, who’s based in Leicester.

“We have a car each but we both need to be mobile and this was our main family car.

“Luckily we have a few days off at the moment.

“But it’s making things very difficult for us practically.”

She said they discovered the crime at the crack of dawn on Tuesday.

“We went downstairs at about 6am to find our car missing from our driveway.

“We also had two pushchairs and the children’s car seats in the boot,” she said.

“We can’t just go out and replace items like the pushchairs at the moment because the shops are shut.

“And we are having to try to talk to our insurance people about the stolen car.

“I’ve been very busy at work all over the area with the coronavirus outbreak so this is the last thing we need.”

The paramedic, who lives in Harvest Road, Market Harborough, said the gang also broke into their garage.

“They stole toys that we were keeping in a cardboard box out of the way in the garage for our daughter’s second birthday this weekend.

“There’s no way that we can just pop out and replace those presents,” she said.

“We didn’t hear a thing on Monday night.

“It’s very brazen.

“Our little boy, who’s three, has been very upset by what’s happened.

“He called it ‘my white car’ and he’s grown up with it as we’ve had it for two years.

“It’s upset us more than anything to see the effect it’s had on him.”

The young mum urged anyone who knows anything to call the police urgently on 101.

“Please contact the police straight away if you saw our car being driven away on Monday night or you have any information that could help,” she stressed.

A Leicestershire Police spokeswoman said: “Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or saw anyone driving away from the area in a similar vehicle is asked to contact 101.”