Mother’s shock of car break-in

Jess-Louise Douglas inspects her car after it was broken-into. 192538_01. Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS

By Brendan Rees

A Berwick mother says she is feeling “massively shaken” after finding the contents of her car had been rummaged through.

“There’s a whole heap of things missing from my glove box,” Jess-Louise Douglas said.

She explained her partner had found her car door open as he was about to leave for work about 6.20am on Friday 12 April.

“He told me straight away and I was up and out. I just don’t know how I didn’t hear it.”

She said her car, a 1998 Mitsubishi Lancer sedan was parked on the nature strip outside her home in Clendon Street.

“There’s a few things missing from the car but I’ve been told I’m not allowed to touch it until the police come over.

“It was locked. My father actually reckons they may have tried to get my car started to try and steal it,” she said.

She was relieved to find her pram worth about $800 and baby seat still present.“Both of them would’ve woken me. If you try and take a baby seat out you make so much noise.”

A drink cooler was taken, and possibly some coins, as well as a new box of brake pads that had been opened.

“I know I had bank details, as stupid as it was on me in my glove box. I don’t know if they’ve gone or not.

“It’s a new estate in Berwick so I didn’t expect this.”

She said adding to her heart ache was that fact she had been up the “whole night stressing” about her brother who had a kidney transplant the day before.

“Bloody annoying…you go to work and you earn it.”

Narre Warren Police are investigating. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at

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