‘I have a dog’: Woman warns thieves to stay away

RECKLESS thieves have allegedly broken into a Monto resident's car with a screwdriver.

On the morning of October 18, Rae Hampson woke up to see her car's fuel tank open outside of her house.

Puzzled by the site, Ms Hampson questioned her roommate on whether they had filled up her car.

After responding they had topped it up, Ms Hampson then queried why the fuel tank was now open.

Upon further inspection, it appears the criminals broke into her car using a screwdriver, and stole up to $100 in valuables.

To add insult to injury, they also siphoned the fuel from her car.

"They even stole my fuel cap," Ms Hampson said.

"And I tell you what, I am not happy about it."

Among the possessions that were stolen was a DVD player and a collection of CDs.

"I looked up and down the road and in people's rubbish bins for my fuel cap, we've basically done a whole street crawl.

"They could've at least put the cap in the mailbox or on the side of the road or something."

Ms Hampson has parked her car outside her house for the last three and a half years, and has had no problem at all.

She now has reservations about leaving her vehicle on the street, saying she would like to see what would happen if the thieves tried their luck again.

"I have a dog, and if they walk inside my house with the fence closed, they might get a rude shock."

She now has to go buy a new fuel cap now, as well as replacing the goods and the fuel that was stolen from her.

"They have no right taking my fuel," Ms Hampson said.

"The way I was brought up, we were never told to steal."


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