Dean Wharton has had electronic equipment stolen that had baby photos on it.
Dean Wharton has had electronic equipment stolen that had baby photos on it.

We just want our baby photos back

Dean Wharton just wants the baby photos of his son James back.

Dean and his partner Heather Rees moved to Lismore less than a month ago to take up radiotherapy positions at Lismore Base Hospital but after a couple of days getting to know their new neighbours calamity struck.

Dean and Heather came home after work to find their house had been broken into and a number of items stolen, including two laptops and an external hard drive with baby photos on it and a television that had been lent to them by a neighbour.

“I’m just hoping someone might be walking around and see the computers in a ditch somewhere – they’re too old to be of much value,” Dean said.

The computers are both silver, a Dell and an ASUS, with UK power supply plugs.

Dean and Heather, originally from the UK, had been living in Melbourne when the opportunity arose to work in Lismore.

“We thought ‘this is where all the Australians want to live’ but I don’t know now,” Dean said. “I thought the worst thing we’d have to worry about was spiders or the odd snake but this is not good.

“Our neighbours have been so friendly but this has put a sort of sour taste in our mouths.

“Someone has given us a helping hand by lending us a TV and now...”

If anyone knows anything that could help Dean and Heather find their stolen property phone The Echo on 6622 2888.


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