Holiday ruined by theft of car
YEARS of savings have gone to waste for 18-year-old Stacey Marscham after senseless thieves stole her much-loved first car.
The white Ford Laser was stolen from a Powell Street driveway between 10pm Sunday and early Monday morning.
The Grafton teenager – eagerly awaiting her HSC marks this week – has been left without wheels for the Christmas holidays.
“I’m not used to not being able to get around and it’s school holidays now and I can’t do things with my friends that I usually would,” she said.
Stacey’s mother Fiona said although the car was insured, it was disappointing to know there were people who would do this.
“It’s like the grinch that stole Christmas,” she said.
“It has hampered a youth from getting to work and doing the right thing.
“It’s disappointing that she has worked so hard for it and now it is gone.”
Stacey worked part-time at McDonald’s in her senior years at school to save money to buy the car herself and took on more hours at her current Bunnings job to get her through the gap year before she heads to university.
“It makes it hard getting to work now because mum needs her car and I’m a little rusty in a manual,” Stacey said.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the 1989 Laser with the number plate XX2 770 should contact police.
Police believe the car theft may be linked with a break-in at Grafton Ten Pin Bowling in Powell Street late Sunday.
A ladies’ handbag was stolen from the bowling alley and later recovered in the front yard of a Powell Street residence where another car had been broken into. The thieves were unsuccessful in starting that vehicle.
Police urge anyone who saw anything suspicious in the Powell Street area to contact them.