Four-year-old girl loses DVD player in Welwyn Garden City theft

AN opportunist car thief stole an in-car DVD player – belonging to a four-year-old girl.

Now the girl’s furious mother has delivered a scathing message to the crook: “you stole from a child.”

Angry Rebecca McCann contacted the WHT after she discovered the DVD player belonging to her four-year-old daughter Charlotte had been stolen over the weekend from the family’s Land Rover Freelander.

The device had been a gift to Charlotte from Rebecca, to entertain her during long car trips.

Rebecca, 32, said the player was a favourite present of Charlotte’s as it helped distract her from the noises being made by seven-month-old sister Abby.


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As well as the Alba DVD player itself, a remote control and a copy of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – one of Charlotte’s favourite films – was also stolen during the theft, which took place sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

“Charlotte’s really upset,” said Rebecca. “She’s got a child-like view of the world and we’ve always told her the world’s a nice place to live.

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“Now she keeps talking about the bad person who took stuff from the car.”

Rebecca, from Dawley, WGC, said the back door to the car may have been left unlocked – but was still shocked that somebody could take something that clearly belonged to a child.

“I suppose we’re quite complacent, it’s a quiet, friendly street,” she said. “We trust all our neighbours – this sort of thing doesn’t normally happen.

“They’ve obviously just seen it and taken it. It was strapped to the back of the front seat and in front of a child seat.

She added: “I’m angry. You’ve stolen from a child. It’s not like we’ve got a lot of money to go and buy a new DVD player.”

Rebecca asked anyone who has been offered an Alba DVD player recntly to call police on 0845 33 00 222.

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