Monday 25 September 2017

Flatmate's possessions in wrong car

A woman lost all her possessions after her flatmate loaded everything she owns into the wrong Citroen car which then drove off
A woman lost all her possessions after her flatmate loaded everything she owns into the wrong Citroen car which then drove off

A woman lost all her possessions after her flatmate loaded everything she owns into the wrong car which then drove off.

Faye Pounder, 25, was moving house when her flatmate Paul Robbins offered to carry her bags downstairs and load them into her white Citroen Xsara Picasso.

But he mistakenly opened the boot of an identical silver-coloured Xsara Picasso, which was parked outside their flat in Bristol, and left unlocked by its owner.

He helpfully loaded all of her belongings into the car - more than £3,000 worth of clothes, shoes, documents, camera equipment and personal possessions.

When Miss Pounder emerged from the rented property she was shocked to find her car - borrowed from a relative - was sitting empty, while the silver Citroen had disappeared.

The pub chef is now appealing to the owner of the other car to come forward and reunite her with her possessions.

Miss Pounder told BBC Five Live she realised almost immediately what her flatmate had done.

"It was pretty much straight away," she said. "I first thought that somebody had stolen the car but when I got downstairs I realised it was someone else's car and not ours."

Miss Pounder said the car owner may not have realised he or she has all her belongings.

"That's what I'm thinking, I bet they don't even know that it's in there yet," she said.

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