News State Victoria New parents get stolen car back

New parents get stolen car back

Ashleigh Ah Tune and King de Oliveira had been using their 1993 Ford Telstar to travel back and forth to Mercy Hospital.
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A car stolen from outside a couple’s home in Kingsbury, northern Melbourne, has been found – but without the gifts for their premature baby that were inside.

The car was the only means of transport for King de Oliveira and Ashleigh Ah Tune, whose baby remains in hospital after being born last Friday at 32 weeks.

Police said gifts that were in the car, including clothes, baby bottles and a steriliser, have not been found.

The Ford Telstar was spotted by a member of the public on Monash Street in Lalor at around 9am (AEST).

Yesterday, Mr de Oliveira and Ms Ah Tune said they were still in shock from the arrival of their baby daughter, when they awoke to find their car, gifts for the baby and Ms Ah Tune’s credit cards were gone.

“Our first reaction was just panic. What do I do? So straight away we filed a report [to police],” Mr de Oliveira said.

Ms Ah Tune said the couple had needed the car “all the time to go back and forth”.

“Now that we don’t have it we have to rely on everyone else to take us back and forth, and we need to be with her most of the day,” she said yesterday.