Heartless: Thieves steal trampoline from Brittany
CALLOUS thieves have ruined a little girl's greatest pleasure in life by stealing her precious trampoline.
And eight-year-old old Brittany Lee is now devastated after arriving home on Wednesday afternoon to discover an empty front yard.
The trampoline, that had been situated in the front yard of the family's home for over three years, was gone.
"We got home around 5pm and the trampoline was gone," Sam Howson, Brittany's mother said.
"She was really excited to get home and use the trampoline, and when she saw it was gone she was devastated. She cried all night."
Shocked and upset, Sam rang the local police who explained that not much could be done without fingerprints or witnesses. They also tried the local council and tips.
"We thought maybe someone had picked it up as rubbish mistakenly, but we had no luck," Sam said.
Brittany, a Neranga Public School student, was devastated at the loss of her trampoline.
However, the fate of Brittany's beloved trampoline became apparent early yesterday morning when Sam received information that the trampoline had been traded as scrap metal.
"It's been destroyed. Someone took it and traded it in for cash," said a disappointed Sam.
Although the whereabouts of the stolen trampoline were identified, it leaves little gratification for Brittany she still has no trampoline.
Living on the corner of Reid Drive and Cornish Street, Sam is surprised that such a thing could happen, especially after having lived in the quiet neighbourhood for around seven years.
"I'm surprised no-one saw it happening. This is usually a really good area.
"We've never had anything like this happen before," she said.