Flora Maas, Bjorn Sohl, and their 4 youngsters had been travelling by the South Island when the automotive holding their possessions was stolen in Christchurch.
A Nelson household’s once-in-a-lifetime journey has been spoiled after a automobile holding their youngsters’s toys and Christmas presents was stolen.
Flora Maas, Bjorn Sohl, and their 4 youngsters Kick, Bloem, Bink, and Lief set off in July this 12 months from their house in Wakefield to journey across the nation in a home bus.
After leaving the highest of the south, the household had travelled by the South island to Bluff, earlier than heading again as much as spend Christmas in Nelson.
It was whereas the household was in Christchurch that catastrophe struck when their automotive was stolen.
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Bjorn Sohl’s stolen Toyota Hilux Double Cab (left) has a particular black A-frame hooked up to its entrance.
On Wednesday evening, the home bus was parked at Scarborough Park & Playground in Sumner, with the household’s Toyota Hilux Double Cab parked in entrance.
When Sohl’s daughter, Bloem, was given the keys to fetch one thing from the automobile the following morning, she found it was gone. Sohl estimated it had been taken between 12am and 8am.
The automobile was white, with a black A-frame on its entrance, and a cover hooked up to the again.
Whereas the automotive being stolen was s***, Sohl mentioned, dropping what was in it was the toughest half.
Summer season toys belonging to all 4 youngsters had been saved locked within the automotive’s cover, together with their wetsuits, surf boards, skim boards, scooters, and an inflatable boat with a 15 horsepower engine.
Santa had come alongside and hid some Christmas presents in there too, Sohl mentioned.
“It was chocka block with all the toys for summer.”
Bjorn Sohl says his youngsters Kick, Bloem, Bink, and Lief have been crying all morning after the lack of their toys.
“When they opened the canopy it would be a toy box.”
The youngsters had been crying all morning, Sohl, mentioned. That they had actually been having fun with the journey thus far till today.
“You think you’ve got everything under control until something like this happens.”
The automotive was distinctive attributable to its black A-frame. Sohl hoped somebody had seen one thing and would come ahead. He had already contacted police.
The thought of a home bus street journey got here to Maas and Sohl throughout lockdown, as a approach for the household to spend high quality time collectively and discover the nation.
The household offered most of their possessions and their espresso cart enterprise in preparation for the journey.
Sohl mentioned it was a disgrace that the theft had occurred.
“You try to do nice trip around country, then couple of scumbags come and take stuff.
“You work hard for years to save up to do something like this, and in five minutes someone takes half of it away.
“It makes you angry and sad.”
Seen one thing? Contact police or Bjorn Sohl at 027 362 1101.
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