CORNER BROOK — Bobbi Matchim says there’s someone out there whose heart is definitely a few sizes too small.
The Corner Brook woman is in the process of moving to Deer Lake.
She hopes to be settled away in a new home by around mid-December, but a damper has already been put on Christmas after she discovered presents she had bought for her two children were stolen some time in the last week.
Matchim had been in Deer Lake since last Thursday. It wasn’t until she went back to her home on Princess Avenue in Corner Brook on Wednesday that she noticed the gifts were gone.
“We came into the house and my friend asked me if I had taken the presents I had left in the living room,” she told The Western Star Thursday. “I said I never and he said ‘well, they’re gone.’”
Matchim, who had been living in that neighbourhood since March, said her neighbours knew she had been away. One of them told Matchim they had seen someone around her house earlier this week and a description of that person has been forwarded on to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.
The RNC had included the break, entry and theft in its daily police report Thursday morning. The police are continuing to investigate it and are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact them.
Matchim is boggled as to why the perpetrator took only the $336 worth of toys and items she had purchased for her 18-month-old son and seven-year-old daughter.
“I have a 46-inch flat-screen TV, video games, three digital cameras — all sorts of things that someone could take and make a quick buck,” she said. “But they just took the Christmas presents. It makes no sense.”
A single mom, Matchim is not sure if she will be able to replace all the gifts that have gone missing from her home.