Holiday family returns home to find all their belongings stolen – heartless thieves even take their bedding and children’s toys
- The Moran family stole $20,000 worth of property
- They were on holiday in the UK
A young couple with a toddler were devastated when they returned to Australia after a holiday abroad to find that all of their belongings had been stolen.
Anna, a British expatriate, and her husband Ryan Moran discovered that $20,000 worth of personal belongings had been stolen from storage on their property.
The Morans took their one-year-old son Sebastian on a six-month world holiday in October 2022, which included a trip back to the UK.
Anna, a British expatriate, and her husband Ryan Moran discovered that $20,000 worth of personal belongings had been stolen from storage on their property when they returned from vacation
Ms. Moran said she was unable to concentrate for a week until a solution came out of left field
But when they returned to Perth in April 2023, they found all of their personal belongings stolen from storage.
The magnitude of the theft was heartbreaking for the couple who had been so excited to raise their child in Australia.
Clothes the couple left here were all gone, as were appliances, gadgets, bedding, towels, and even spare pillows.
Toys that had been given to the couple when Sebastian was born were also missing.
“Every piece of my clothes, my baby’s clothes, and most of my partner’s clothes,” Ms. Moran said.
‘It was a real shock. It felt very invasive. It actually felt quite insulting… when someone went through your things without your permission.”
All that was left was the furniture they left behind in their home and rented out while they were gone.
Ms. Moran said she was unable to concentrate for a week until a solution came out of left field.
When she needed a toaster and jug on Good Friday and the shops were closed, she turned to Facebook.
Remarkably, members of a community group, Buy Nothing, designed to share spare goods and even services for free, replaced everything they lost.
Members of a Buy Nothing community group, designed to share free goods and even services, found what they needed.
The group eventually helped replace everything the Morans had lost.
“It’s nice to know that there are people out there when you’ve had such a horrible experience,” Ms Moran said.
Buy Nothing is “a global gift economy network” followed by over 362,000 people.
Goods and services are exchanged through local Facebook groups, and Morans’ belongings were replaced through one of them.