Thetford: Girls left upset after school work stolen from mother’s car

TWO young girls lost a month’s worth of school work when their mother’s car was broken into and their satchels stolen.

Maggie Murphy, 12, and her sister Mollie, 10, were left upset when their homework was taken, which they have been told they will have to re-do, along with school diaries and books.

Mollie, who has a problem with her ear drum which mean sounds can appear louder than usual, also lost an iPod she used every morning and evening to block out noise on the bus to and from the girls’ school in Bury St Edmunds.

A mobile phone was also in the bottom of the one of the bags, one of which was a rucksack and one of which was a satchel with “silly” faces printed on it.

Their mother, 47, a shop worker, said her youngest daughter discovered the theft, and added: “Mollie was very upset and couldn’t stop crying and was in a really bad way over it.

“Maggie was upset and angry that somebody had taken her stuff and got into our car. At the end of the day they were school bags. It’s bad enough they take stuff off adults but it’s quite obvious they were children’s bags.”

The blue Ford Mondeo was broken into between 7.30pm on July 5 and 7.10am on July 6 outside the family home on St Martin’s Way, Thetford.

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One school bag was on the passenger seat while another was in the back of the car.

Anyone with information on the theft should contact PC Robert Vince at Thetford Safer Neighbourhood Team. Telephone 101.

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