• First the roof, now it’s property that’s missing

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    STORM DAMAGE: Personal property went missing within 24 hours of the December storm, which lifted the roof off a Whitfield home. PHOTO: Anita McPherson

    A WHITFIELD resident left homeless on December 19 after a storm tore the roof off the property she was living in was dealt a second blow, finding property missing from the site the following day.

    The resident, who did not wish to be named, said she was forced to grab what she could in the chaos and spend the night in her truck after cyclonic wind and heavy rain decimated the Coopers Lane property rendering it unliveable.

    After seeking shelter the next day with a friend, the two returned to Coopers Lane late Wednesday to retrieve what personal belongings they could from the plaster rubble, including a camera case hastily put down under the porch after the storm passed.

    But the camera was missing.

    As the pair continued their search of the home on the evening of Wednesday, December 20, two men in a silver station wagon made their way up the 100 metre drive to the farm gate, before seeing someone at the property, turning around and driving away.

    The incident has been reported to the police.

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