Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Family Hit Hard by Break-In as Neighbours Abandon Area

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Family Hit Hard by Break-In as Neighbours Abandon Area

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Byline: Terry Deefholts terry.deefholts@dailyexaminer.com.au

A STRUGGLING young family has been devastated by the theft of thousands of dollars worth of uninsured items from their South Grafton home on Tuesday night.

The break-in occurred in Bimble Avenue while Kris Longstaff and his family were visiting relatives in Narrabri.

The theft of a laptop computer has particularly hurt the Longstaffs - the Toshiba Satellite computer contained months of work that Kris had completed for his primary teaching degree.

"I need my computer to complete my degree ... I don't know what I'm going to do," Kris said.

He said he had already tried to purchase a computer on interest-free terms but the credit application was rejected because he had no working income in his final year of university.

Father to Andy, 10, and four-month-old Nicola, Kris said he was concerned at how he and his wife Natasha were going to be able to afford to replace the items. …

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