The Cork family are devastated after having their car and valuables stolen while holidaying in Coffs Harbour.
The Cork family are devastated after having their car and valuables stolen while holidaying in Coffs Harbour. Facebook

Rude welcome for visitors

A TAMWORTH family caravanning on the Coffs Coast for the first time copped a rude shock when a thief took off with their car, which contained thousands of dollars worth of valuables.

The family of four, including children aged one and four months old, were camping at North Coast Holiday Parks Urunga Heads with friends from Brisbane when they said thieves ransacked the park on the morning of August 6.

Mother Linda Cork said she heard the car start at around 3.50am, which was worth around $65,000 including the extras they had installed.

"I heard the car start but by the time we ran outside and got to the boom gates the car disappeared," Linda said.

"It's such an inconvenience. We had a lot in there including the baby car seats, thousands of dollars worth of fishing gear, a brand new barbecue, my partner's wallet and all his work tools.

"On top of everything it was my partner's birthday the following day. He said seeing them drive away with more than $65,000 worth of stuff was pretty heartbreaking."

Linda said the lack of security fencing and bollards around the park meant the car simply drove over a small garden bed to exit.

She said the word spread around quickly with many tenants revealing they also had precious items stolen, such as fishing rods, fishing tackle boxes and a drill.

Linda added she doesn't expect to receive the car back but is hoping residents may be able to assist in tracking down the thief or thieves.

The car is described as a dark grey Toyota Hilux with alloy canopy and awning, with a white registration plate of BEN86N.

 

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