Getting a call and being told your home has been ransacked is never anything someone wants to hear.
But Wendy Sweeney rushed home from work after receiving that very call on Thursday, finding her South Griffith home completely ransacked.
"I was shocked," she said.
"I am devastated that someone had created a terrible mess in my home, stealing items that were personally valuable and sentimental."
She says she would start crying remembering all the things that were taken.
What I would like to say to them isn't publishable. But I will say I hope the karma bus is waiting for you.Wendy Sweeney
Irreplaceable things like her mother and mother-in-law's wedding ring sets, special items bought from overseas travel, and even stuffed toys beloved by her children.
"It's a real violation of privacy, having a stranger go through your draws and touching your stuff.
"I felt very uncomfortable that night, sitting in the lounge room with the mess all around me."
Her home wasn't the only one invaded last week, with a home on Gordon Street hit on Friday.
According to police, the victim came home and chased two men out of his yard. The back door was kicked in, the fly screens were removed, and belongings were taken from inside.
Police were patrolling the area and were waved down by the victim, before carrying out a canvass of the street.
Chief Inspector John Wadsworth said every effort was being made to catch them.
"We have a crime review in the morning, and a major crime review every week, which makes sure all the resources of Griffith command are always directed to areas where significant events have occurred," he explained.
"Further, if you are unfortunate and your house is broken into, it's important not to touch any areas until you call the police, because our main tools of apprehension are DNA and fingerprinting.
"This is how we can assure the safety of our community."
If you live in those areas and have CCTV footage, contact Griffith Police Station on 6969 4299.
"What I would like to say to them isn't publishable. But I will say I hope the karma bus is waiting for you," Mrs Sweeney said.
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