By Jessica Anstice
After a quick trip to the doctors on Wednesday morning, a Pakeham man returned to find his home completely turned upside-down and about $10,000 worth of valuable items stolen.
The home owner and his daughter had been living in the Falling Water Estate just off Army Road in Pakenham since the start of the year when the house was broken into between 8am and 10am.
“I went to a doctor’s appointment with my daughter and we came back to find our home trashed,” the home owner said.
“When I walked through the door I noticed the linen cupboard in the hallway was wide open so I asked my daughter if she forgot to close it and she told me she hadn’t.
“I went a little bit into shock-mode and rang triple zero straight away.”
A number of sentimental items were taken, including jewellery, wedding items and watches.
Other stolen items include an iPad, a GoPro, alcohol and $150 cash.
“Obviously they were on foot because they didn’t take anything large such as the tv,” he said.
“It was really unexpected to have all of this happen while I was only gone for a short period of time.
“Police said they wouldn’t be surprised if they watched me leave the house.”
Police identified two clear fingerprints and confirmed the offender/s broke and entered through the ensuite window and exited through the glass laundry door.
“Some of the stuff that was stolen meant a lot to me and most of it can’t be replaced,” he said.
“I hope police do catch them but at the end of the day I know I won’t get any of it back.”