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Family is devastated as garage is raided
9:00am Friday 16th August 2013 in News
THREE generations of a family have been left devastated after their possessions were stolen from their Andover garage.
Maxine Allen discovered the garage her family had rented in Roman Way for the past four years had been burgled last week.
It is thought that itmay have occurred at the beginning of July, as she had not visited the storage for some weeks.
Not only were pictures smashed and boxes overturned in the raid, but many irreplaceable mementoes were taken.
Maxine, her parents and her two children stored their toys, collections and even a brand new cooker and hob, thought to have been worth £800, in the garage, which have all been taken along with 30 years’ worth of Lego.
Grandmother Maxine told the Advertiser: “The garage was absolutely ransacked.
“There is stuff in here that has gone back to my grandmother. They have smashed photos up, it’s a nightmare.
“You feel violated. It’sknowing that somebody else has actually touched it.
“No doubt the stuff has probably gone to a boot sale and we are never going to get it back.
“How can you replace 30 years of Lego? My collection of Lego was going tobe formy grandson.”
She added: “The most upsetting part is that my eldest grandson is seven and we haven’t seen him since he was three and all of his toys were stored in here and it’s gone.
“It’s so upsetting not just to myself but my parents, we have all got mementoes here.”
Although the contents of the garage were insured, Maxine said that many items can notbe replacedbecause of their sentimental value.
Call PC Alex Thwaite on 101 with any details.
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