AN eight-year-old girl has told how thieves stole the iPad she has saved her pocket money up to help buy in a ‘horrible’ crime.
Katie Morey had saved up about £100 towards the cost of the device, which she was given in December last year.
The youngster, a keen dancer, had photographs and videos of her dance routines saved on the iPad.
Mum Stacey had taken her daughter to her regular dance class at the City of Portsmouth Boys’ School in London Road, when the thieves struck.
When the mother went into the changing rooms to collect her daughter’s belongings, she realised the iPad had been stolen between about 5.45pm and 6pm on September 25.
Katie said: ‘I had been saving up. I had just over £100. I got it near my birthday.
‘I think they are a little bit horrible. I was upset. I had been saving for a long time for it. I just want it back.’
Her 33-year-old mum, of Princes Street in Buckland, Portsmouth, said: ‘She had left her stuff in the changing room.
‘I went in to get it and noticed the iPad was missing.
‘She was really upset.
‘It’s got videos of Katie’s dance routines on and it’s got lots of pictures of her dancing and things. We just want it back.’
A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: ‘We received a report of an iPad being stolen from a changing room at City Boys’ school between 5.45pm and 6pm on Wednesday September 25.
‘Officers are looking at possible lines of enquiry.’
Witnesses or anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact Fratton police station on 101.