Woman targeted by burglar in Phoenix, pleading for hard drive to be returned

Posted at 5:36 PM, Jun 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-22 07:45:13-04

A Phoenix mother is pleading with burglars who targeted her home to return one item she considers priceless.

A mother of two young girls, Chelsea Heinrich says burglars broke into her home near Interstate 17 and Union Hills Drive on Monday afternoon. In addition to stealing a TV, laptop and gaming system, she says the burglars stole a hard drive stocked full of family pictures.

"You don't even want to know how hard I cried," Heinrich said. "I mean, I collapsed."

Heinrich tells ABC15 most of the pictures were not stored online and she has no other backup. The pictures are of her 4-year-old twin girls, taken from birth through this past weekend.

"You will never know until you have kids how important that is," she said. "It's hard. It means everything."

That mother is not worried about the loss of the high-dollar electronics, but she hopes whoever broke in comes back to return the hard drive.

"I don't care about vengeance or revenge," she said. "I don't care if they get arrested, I just want that hard drive with the pictures and videos back."

Phoenix police do not have a suspect description in this case.