Jack Portwood, 25, was left with life-threatening injuries after a car crash last month, but was horrified to find that as doctors battled to save him thieves stole his games console
Detectives are searching for heartless thieves who broke into a man’s home and stole belongings worth hundreds as he fought for his life following a devastating car accident.
Jack Portwood, 25, was left with life-threatening injuries after the crash last month and discovered that while doctors battled to bring him back to life, someone stole his PlayStation 5, along with the controllers, games and headsets.
The dad-of-two spent weeks in hospital trying to recover, but only discovered the theft after returning home on December 11, Lancashire Live reports.
Now, Jack and his family, from Kirkham, have been left “disgusted” at the thought of someone targeting their home like this during such an emotional time.
Ella Foster, the younger sister of Jack’s partner has said the theft has left them with questions as no other items were taken or even moved.
“While Jack was fighting for his life in intensive care, somebody’s been in the house and has gone out of their way to root for the box and everything for it,” Ella said.
“It’s the only thing in the house they took – as well as the things to go with it – my four year old nephew is upset because they took his games too.
“We don’t even know what time or day it was taken but it was while he was in hospital.”
At the time of the accident, Jack’s partner, along with their two kids, were staying over at her mum’s house for help and support.
The family suspect that unfortunately, the thieves could be someone they might know.
“It’s disgusting – Kirkham is a small town and everybody knows each other, somebody will know who has done it,” she said.
“We shared it on Facebook and people have said it’s likely to be someone we know which is the sad thing – knowing that the house was empty it’s just not nice.”
Jack suffered serious injuries including his leg being snapped and a bleed on the brain which required urgent medical attention.
While he was being treated, Jack had to be resuscitated many times which proved to be a very scary time for the family.
“He’s on the mend now but the doctors have now said he’s got to be out of work for at least a year,” Ella said.
“Doctors had to bring him back to life, his heart kept on stopping and they thought he wasn’t going to make it – it was just horrible and then for him to get back to that is awful.”
The family still hope that someone might want to own up or just leave it on their doorstep instead and ask anyone to keep an eye out for anyone selling the console with a serial number of S01-3948292n.
A spokesperson for Lancashire police said: “We were called at 2.34pm yesterday (December 13) to reports of the theft of a PlayStation 5 at a property in Parkinson Lane, Kirkham.