Couple devastated over caravan theft

WORDS cannot describe the emptiness felt by pensioners John and Shirley Seeley when they realised their precious caravan had been stolen.

The couple, both aged in their 70s, went out to put the cover on their van, which was parked inside the Seachange Retirement Village at Urangan, but all that was left was a gaping space where it had been parked.

“I'm very emotional,” Ms Seeley said. “You work hard your whole life for these things; you go without things so you can afford them.”

Her husband said he too was crushed, as the van had been a big part of the couple's lives since they bought it new in 2006.

The 14-foot Crusader pop-top has taken the Seeleys to inland Australia, to Tasmania and on trips to visit their children.

“It's a big blow,” Mr Seeley said. “We couldn't afford to buy another one like that now.”

Whoever stole the caravan first moved a camper trailer out of the way and then somehow brazenly manoeuvred the larger vehicle out of the complex in full view of many apartments.

The single-axle caravan is white with a blue stripe and has a rear door.

Anyone who may have seen it or who has information that could help police can call 4123 8111 or 1800 333 000.



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