A single mum has warned Facebook MarketPlace users about the dangers of letting strangers into their home after her brand new PS5 was stolen from her house just days after Christmas. The mum, who wishes to remain anonymous, was contacted by a man on the social media site after she listed the PS5 she had bought for her disabled son, but no longer needed.
She invited the individual to her house in Godalming, where the man picked up the PS5 and walked straight out of the property with it while she was in the kitchen for "less than two minutes". The mum and her young son, who has disabilities, were left with “anxiety” and “fear” after the incident left the Godalming family very “shaken up”.
“My son is distraught and so am I," the mum said. "It is a dangerous situation. It’s distressing and I didn’t realise people could be so cruel, to be honest. It left us worried, and my son couldn’t sleep from anxiety that night.
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“He [my son] is doing much better now, I just really hope the police find this man and stop it happening to other people, and the danger it brings with it. I put a post on Facebook about it and had messages from lots of other people who it had also happened to.
“When I spoke about it on Facebook , I was slaughtered by people there. My posts were then removed and I have been limited from posting in community groups, by the admins, that are meant to be free for all to use. Facebook has a responsibility and I have been blocked from telling the truth.”
A Surrey Police statement regarding the incident read: “I can confirm that we received a report of fraud at an address in Godalming which took place around 2.30pm Wednesday, December 28.
“An investigation is underway and enquiries remain ongoing. If you have information contact 101 quoting incident P22268861. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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