Theft robbed man of family history
LUKE Lahiff has lost every memory of his seven children’s first steps, birthdays and special family get-togethers.
All the one-off funny moments that would usually make the kids’ 21st birthday parties have been stolen.
The Gracemere father’s computer hard drive was stolen from his car last Wednesday night.
“All the memories of our children are gone,” Luke said yesterday, still distressed.
Luke and his fiance Candy Rosin want their children’s memories back so badly, they are offering a $200 reward for the person who returns it.
“I don’t want to press any charges, I just want my photos and videos back. It’s all we have,” Luke said.
Luke said the hard drive itself wasn’t worth much, it was the memories that couldn’t be replaced that were important to him. “It’s a silver UNI brand 100 gig hard drive about 10cm long,” he said.
Luke said his dogs were locked up the night it went missing.
“They always do their job. We only started locking them under the house a week before it got stolen.”
When Luke opened his car on Thursday morning his ash tray was open with a handful of coins missing.
He said it was the first time he had forgotten to take the hard drive out of the car.
If you know anything about the theft or have the hard drive please contact Luke on 0421 313 582.