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Mother left heartbroken after thieves steal car and pram
10:40am Thursday 24th January 2013 in Local
MINDLESS car thieves have left a single mother heartbroken after callously stealing her vehicle with her three-month-old baby’s pushchair inside.
Heidi Virgo, of Kidderminster, woke up yesterday morning to find her grey Volkswagen Golf - registration X898 MKO - had been stolen.
It had been parked in Marlpool Lane and as well as the £250 pram, also had the 23-year-old’s bank cards and passport inside.
Miss Virgo, who saved up for four months to buy the car, said she would not be able to take her son Caine out without the pushchair and could not afford to replace it.
“It’s really heartbreaking,” she said. “I thought I had parked it in the wrong place at first. This is the last thing I need with a little baby. I’m not in a situation to replace anything.
“I’m not going to be able to carry my son in my arms in the freezing cold. I really struggled to pay for that car and I finally paid it off and someone goes and steals it. They haven’t got any morals to do that to a single mother without any money.”
She added she was due to enrol at the Academy at Kidderminster next month and hoped the car would be returned before then.
“I’ve got to get around for college and I’m not going to be able to do that now,” said Miss Virgo.”I want anyone who has seen the car to come forward.”
A West Mercia Police spokeswoman said officers were investigating the theft. Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference 120-S-230113.