An eight-year-old boy is without Christmas presents and afraid to sleep at home after offenders broke into his house at the weekend.
Harper Smith and his mother Lisa came home from a night away to find Christmas presents had been torn open and every room in the house trashed.
Ms Smith was devastated to lose items that could not be replaced.
“They took three hard drives and one of them had photos and movies from since Harper was born,” she said.
“That’s his whole life up to last week, gone.”
They also took Harper’s baby teeth and the hospital identity tag from when he was born.
“That’s stuff you can’t replace and it has no meaning to them,” Ms Smith said.
The offenders broke into the Carey Park home between 4.30pm on Saturday when Ms Smith’s father dropped by to pick up the family dog and 3.30pm Sunday when they returned home.
Harper — who walked into the house first — said he noticed the opened Christmas presents on the floor first and thought Dash had done it.
“When I knew it wasn’t him, I was scared because I thought the people were still in the house,” he said.
In addition to stealing Harper’s presents from Ms Smith’s wardrobe, the offenders took what they wanted from under the Christmas tree, two laptops, the hard drives, an iPod and the money from Harper’s piggy bank.
“Every single drawer — even the filing cabinet had been gone through, they were obviously looking for money,” Ms Smith said.
“They’re ruining a child’s Christmas.
“I don’t care about the rest of the stuff, I just want the photos and video camera back.”
A single mother studying teaching, Ms Smith saved money all year to buy Harper’s presents.
“In just one night, they came in and took it,” she said.
Ms Smith said she was thankful her family and dog was not home when they broke in.“As long as we’re together, it doesn’t matter,” she said.
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