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Lake Macquarie Mum Has Car Stolen While In Labour

The car had a baby capsule, hospital bag

Lake Macquarie Mum Has Car Stolen While In Labour A car similar to the Hyundai i40 that was stolen


The car has been found in Cooranbong however it's understood it's been damaged. It's also believed the woman's memory cards have been recovered. 


A Lake Macquarie mother has been left devastated, after thieves stole her car while she was giving birth.

The black Hyundai i40 wagon was taken from the driveway of Vai Afamasaga's home in Amphora Drive, Balcolyn early Monday morning.

"As I was timing my contractions on my phone for our pending third baby I heard a car speed off from out the front. My partner looked and noticed someone had stolen it," she told KOFM.

The car, with registration CNV-91U, contained the baby capsule and hospital bag.

It also had a camera bag with four years worth of memory cards, containing photos of her two other children as newborns.

"I am still in labour and I now have no car seats to bring my baby home. No camera to capture their first moments. Nothing," she said.

"I am mess knowing I've probably lost every cherished photo of my current children. All we want are our memories back."

"The car seats we can replace when we have money but photos can't be replaced."

The keys were in a handbag inside a second car that was also broken into.

Lake Macquarie police are investigating.

If you see the car, give Crime Stoppers a call on 1800 333 000.