VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - After giving birth, one new Valdosta mother returned home to find her house burglarized. No baby clothes, monitors, or even bottles for her newborn son.
The family says a burglar struck at the house in the 300 block of Wells Street, while the new mom was giving birth in the hospital.
Donna Larry went to her step-daughter, Alexis, home Thursday evening shortly after her grandson Bentley was born Wednesday. Donna and her husband wanted to prepare the home before Alexis and baby Bentley returned from the hospital.
"And to our dismay, we came in and things were missing from the house," Larry said.
The TV in her daughter's bedroom, two baby monitor TVs, all of his baby clothes, bottles and more were all taken.
Larry explained the home was locked and says her daughter lives in a quiet neighborhood with caring neighbors.
"She had already told me things she wanted done in the house so I knew that the room should not have looked like this," Larry explained.
When the TVs weren't there, that's when Larry said she and her husband knew the home had been burglarized.
"But what had really hurt the most was that they had taken a new baby's everything," Larry said.
Larry said the hardest part was when she called Alexis to say things were looking a little different from the last time she and her husband visited.
"Where's your TV? Where's this? Where's that? And having to listen to her reaction that her house had been burglarized."
Larry said she wasn't scared since her husband was with her.
But now she's warning other expecting mothers what to do when they are on their way to the hospital to give birth.
"Turn all the lights on outside, let every neighbor know that you can that you're going to the hospital, have someone come around and check on your place," Larry suggests.
Larry hopes whoever did this knows the actions they took against their infant grandson
"The person who stole the clothing needs to realize this was a new mother, this is a baby coming into the world for the first time," Larry said.
Larry doesn't know the value of the items stolen but is hopeful something like this doesn't happen to other families, or her own, again.
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