By Melissa Sheil and Claire Ottaviano
MUNDARING police are seeking help from the community to locate a caravan stolen from two tourists last month.
At about 11am on Monday May 31, a couple in their forties, who wish to remain anonymous, parked their caravan at Morgan John Morgan Train Park Reserve in Glen Forrest whilst getting their car serviced.
When they returned at 5pm, the caravan and the motorized scooter attached to the front of it was missing, with the lock on the tow hitch bypassed.
The couple were on week six of a four-month trip, having rented out their house in Tasmania and saved to travel around Australia.
“We’ve been saving up for this trip for ages and we’re both on disability pension’s so this was quite disappointing, having our caravan stolen,” the man said.
“We were on our way to wave rock and then heading up north to Kalbarri and Exmouth and had to stop for a service – I used to live in the area so I thought this would be a safe place to park up but there you go.”
The couple are hoping police will find their missing caravan but in the meantime are waiting on their insurance company, staying at backpackers and friend’s houses.
“We had the caravan insured but not the scooter which is unfortunate so now it’s just a waiting game – though it’s not looking good,” he said.
“The insurance company only gives you $500 for accommodation and that’s being used up fast.
“We’re probably going to have to dip into the superannuation to buy a new caravan to finish our trip since we can’t go home with the renters there and hopefully some insurance money can replace that.”
The caravan had a custom sticker on the side reading “Hotel Savelle” with a registration of QT8629.
Anyone with information is urged to call Mundaring Police on 9290 1900 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.