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Another car torched

Tuesday, 8th March, 2016

(From left) Kaden Novello (7), Jax Williamson (1), Jobe Novello (2) and Ashton Novello (5) with their mum Kellie Novello, the family has been left in despair after their car was stolen and torched. (From left) Kaden Novello (7), Jax Williamson (1), Jobe Novello (2) and Ashton Novello (5) with their mum Kellie Novello, the family has been left in despair after their car was stolen and torched.

On Saturday morning, Kellie Novello awoke to a phone call from local police saying her car had been stolen and set alight.

The mother of four said she had left her 2009 Ford Territory parked out the front of her house overnight on Friday.

She said she had parked it there many times before and all was fine.

Until she received a call Saturday morning from police to say they had found her car “burnt out in Creedon Street”.

“It came as a big shock,” Kellie said.

The car has been towed and is now “just a shell”.

“All the stuff inside is just ash,” she said.

Kellie is now relying on friends and family to help with transport around town.

“I have four children that I need to get around and take them to school,” she said.

“It’s not just the car, I also had car seats, prams and items that the children had made for me.

“There is thousands of dollars worth of our possessions that are just gone.”

Kellie hopes there is someone in Broken Hill who saw what happened.

“Now I am asking people, if they saw anything could they please contact police.

“We are looking for any witnesses that saw anything to come forward and talk to the police.

“That was my property and no one has a right to it, let alone destroy it.

“It doesn’t matter if it is insured, I’m not going to get the value of my car back.

“Or the contents, I had handmade Mother’s Day presents in there from my children.

“Things like that are irreplaceable.”

Local Barrier Area Command Detective Inspector, Mick Stoltenberg said police are continuing with their inquiries.

“The car was found at 7am on Saturday morning on fire at the corner of Creedon and Newton Street.

“It was stolen sometime in the lead up.

“Any one with any information, I urge them to come forward and contact the local police station or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.”

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