Teenage girls ransack home
AS Jody Campion walked through the door of her ransacked home yesterday, she broke down and cried.
Her just-sold North Rockhampton property had been looted by three young girls while her family was away looking for a new house last week.
The pregnant mother-of-four had just packed her family's possessions for a move to Bundaberg.
Yesterday these same items lay strewn all over the house.
She estimated more than $6000 worth of property had been stolen.
In the end it was not her children's stolen Christmas presents, the huge task of sorting the mess, or the fact she is seven months pregnant that caused her to break down, it was when she realised some of her irreplaceable items had been lost forever.
"My father passed away when I was very young and I only have one picture of him,'' said the 32year-old. "That's now gone.''
The break-in has also upset her kids, who range from 13 to 12 months. The thieves stole most of the children's toys and clothing and emptied out the pantry, stealing groceries.
"My younger ones are hysterical and they do not want to leave my side,'' she said. "We have not slept since this has happened.''
While the family does have insurance, Ms Campion is worried the toys will not be replaced.
"I am angry and upset about the whole thing. I feel dirty in this house because they have been through everything.''
The 15, 14 and 13-year-old girls will appear in Rockhampton Children's Court on May 8 charged with the break and enter, which was discovered on Sunday.
Although police have laid charges, Ms Campion said the damage had already been done.
"We were moving to Bundaberg for a change of pace, but I will never come back to Rockhampton now.