Posted: Nov 12, 2012 6:29 PM
Updated: Nov 12, 2012 7:40 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - An Edinburg woman said thieves took more than just valuables when they stole a trailer from her driveway. She said they took her family's sense of security.
The trailer was full valuables and personal information, Sophia said.
Jewelry, photographs, appliances along with Social Security cards and check stubs were some of the items in the trailer, the woman said. Sophia is afraid the thieves will return.
"Old driver licenses ... they're all old but they were all there with all of our information. I had a lot of pictures ... letters that I was just saving ... bills," Sophia said.
She said the personal items are the ones that hurt the most.
"Mostly my chest, because my mother-in-law had given it to us," she said.
She said her sister handcrafted some of the jewelry in the trailer.
Sophia said the family was moving into their new home when the trailer was stolen. She said they lost almost $9,000.
"I was mad that they had done that," she said.
"I guess you can say frustration too because we don't have money to buy things," she said.
Sophia said she was home at the time of the theft.
"I heard ... a noise, like something very heavy fell, but I never thought that it was that," she said.
Sophia said she is thankful she did not go outside.
"What if they had a gun," she said.
She said the family mementos are irreplaceable.
Sophia said she filed a report with the Edinburg Police Department.
The trailer's license plat is 90Z-PTB.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Edinburg Police Department at 956-289-7700.