A mother-of-two is appealing for baby pictures and a treasured make-up mirror to be returned after her car was broken into.
Cassie Paver, from Boston Spa, was out with her partner and two young children on a family walk around Eccup Reservoir when she returned to her car to see the back window smashed and her handbag stolen.
The 29-year-old and her family had parked up near Eccup Lane on Sunday, August 26 at around 1.30pm before returning to their Ford Focus at 3.45pm to find the handbag had been taken from the car’s boot.
She said: “I was absolutely devastated, I just didn’t know what to do – it isn’t the fact that they had stolen my purse, it’s my baby photos.
“I just want them to hand my handbag in with my memory cards.
“I don’t care about what they have done, I just want all the sentimental stuff back and for them to have a heart.”
She said that police have told her that the thieves had probably been watching her to know that the handbag was in the boot as the car has blacked-out windows and the bag was stowed away from view.
Cassie’s new family car suffered damage to its paintwork and windows, which will cost them more than £100 to fix.
She said: “My son got really upset by it, he saw the windows and said ‘what’s the bad man done that for?’.”
The stolen bag contained items worth around £500, including a digital camera, make-up and a designer purse.
But a worthless make-up mirror given to her by late grandmother and photo-filled memory cards, which also contained a recording of some of her one-year-old daughter Maddy’s first steps, are the things she wants back the most.
Cassie said: “It would mean the world to me, obviously it’s sentimental stuff you can’t get back – the little moments in your kid’s first three years of life.
“It’s those kind of memories you can never get back.”
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said that anyone with information relating to the crime should call Roundhay, Alwoodley and Moortown Neighborhood Policing Team on 101.