AN eight-year-old girl says she is devastated after burglars broke into her family home.
Reannon Frost and her mum Vicki arrived home from a holiday to discover burglars had ransacked their flat and fled with £2,500 of property.
The crooks broke in through the front door of the first floor flat in Jessie Road, Southsea, and stole gifts given to the tot including Disney DVDs, CDs, a Sony PlayStation 3 and two controllers, a Toshiba laptop, a Nokia mobile phone, a Fisher Price digital camera and an Apple iPod Touch.
Discs containing treasured family photos and even a silver heart-shaped locket that Reannon had bought mum Vicki as a Christmas present were taken.
Reannon, who has autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, said: ‘I didn’t feel happy. It was upsetting. I was devastated. That’s the first time I’ve got my mum a locket.
Neighbours discovered the flat had been broken into between about 7pm and midnight on January 20 and alerted mum Vicki, while she was on holiday with Reannon visiting relatives in Dubai.
The burglars had used a holdall from the flat to carry some of their haul.
Vicki, 33, did not discover the extent of the damage until she arrived home. Now she is appealing for anyone with information about the burglary to come forward.
She said: ‘My whole house was turned upside down.
‘They had turned all the drawers out, turned the sofa upside down, pulled all of my daughter’s clothes out – they totally ransacked the place.
‘Most of the stuff they took was my daughter’s.
‘They even took a silver locket she bought for me for Christmas.
‘It sounds silly but it’s the first time she had gone into a shop and bought a Christmas present for me out of her own money. Things like that can’t be replaced.
‘Why would they do that? You don’t take from a child. I hope they never have to go through seeing the expression I saw on my little girl’s face.
‘It makes me sick. She was totally broken.’
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Toby Wilson in CID at Fratton police station on 101 quoting crime reference number 44120039768 - 0249.