The daylight theft of Robyn Berghoffer's caravan from Matua, means her daughter will have nowhere to stay when she visits her mum for Christmas.
“It is part of the family,” says Robyn. “My daughter's crying in Auckland because she won't have anywhere to stay when she comes down at Christmas now.”
The caravan, a 1978 Furnware, was stolen while Robyn was out of the house yesterday morning.
The caravan, which the family have owned for 14 years, was parked behind the house down a right of way and could not be seen from the road, but it could be seen from Levers Road across the valley, says Robyn.
“We went out yesterday about 9am. A neighbour on our right of way said about 10.30am, she heard a heavy vehicle in the driveway and didn't think much about it. At 11am, somebody down the radius who is right next to me, saw that our caravan had gone.
Robyn got home at 12.45pm to find a vacant lot, where the caravan used to be.
She thinks someone was watching, waiting until they were out.
“One doesn't sleep very well now,” says Robyn.
“It's not a flash little thing. It's a 1978 Furnware. She was my little escape goat.”
The registration number is 51 EMG.
People who see it are asked to call Tauranga Police on 07 577 4300 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.