Stolen car used to rob a grieving family barely a year after they lost three of their children in crash that shocked Australia is found dumped in a car park – as cops slam the ‘absolutely disgusting’ crime
- Leila Abdallah lost three of her children in horror car crash on February 1, 2020
- A drunk and drug-affected Samuel Davidson wiped out her family in an instant
- Now the Abdallah’s have had their family home ransacked by a brazen thief
- Among the many items stolen were treasured memories of the dead children
- On Saturday police confirmed the car was found 30km west of the family’s home
The car stolen from the family of the Oatlands crash victims has been found dumped in a parking lot.
Leila and Danny Abdallah’s home in Telopea, in Sydney’s north-west, was targeted by a burglar at 11.45am on Wednesday.
Three of the Abdallahs’ children died in February last year when they were hit by an out of control 4WD driven by a drunk and drugged-up driver.
Sienna Abdallah, eight, her siblings Angelina, 12, and Antony, 13, and their cousin Veronique Sakr, 11, were mowed down as they walked to buy ice cream.
The hearts of the nation were with Leila Abdallah and Danny Abdallah (pictured) after three of their children were killed by a drunk and drug affected driver in 2020 in Sydney
Ms Abdallah was in her kitchen on Wednesday looking at photos of the children when she spotted a man walking out her front door with a bag full of stolen items.
‘I was too focused on my kids’ pictures, Anthony and Angelina’s and Sienna’s videos, I didn’t feel it, I just felt him leaving,’ Mrs Abdallah told 9News.
‘They took my bag, our jewellery, one of my children’s phones, but the biggest thing is they took memories.
On Saturday police confirmed the car was found in Blackett, 30km west of the family’s home.
Now the family is reeling again after a thief (pictured) entered the Abdallah family home on Wednesday and stole a handful of items before fleeing the scene in a stolen car
Detective Superintendent Darryl Jobson warned the thieves police would be coming for them unless they turn themselves in.
‘In the past 12 months the victims have endured an incredible ordeal and I appeal to the conscience of the people responsible for this crime to hand themselves in to the police,’ he said.
‘If you don’t have a conscience, we will get your names and we will be knocking on your door.
‘It is absolutely disgusting. It is absolutely abhorrent to enter a home while people are there.’
CCTV footage shows a man in black pants and a black hoodie running from the home.
He then fled the scene with an accomplice in what police believe was a stolen white Audi.
Siblings Antony, (pictured right) Angelina and Sienna Abdallah all lost their lives in a shocking car crash in Sydney last year
Family at the scene (pictured) of the horrific car crash in 2020 which claimed the lives of three innocent children in Oatley in Sydney
Police believe the robbery was opportunistic and was not intentionally targeting the Abdallah family.
The intruder is described as Caucasian in appearance, about 183cm tall and aged in his 20s with light hair.
Police, using a helicopter and dogs, were unable to locate the men, who remain at large.
The pair are also believed to attempted another home invasion in nearby Dundas.
Earlier this month, Davidson was jailed for at least 21 years in the Parramatta District Court for four counts of manslaughter.
With time already served, he will be eligible for release in January of 2041.