ETX toddler's Cochlear ear piece stolen from vehicle

ETX Toddler stolen cochlear implant

LUFKIN - A toddler is without her 'spare ear' after a thief stole her mother's purse out of the family vehicle in Lufkin Monday afternoon.

According to Lufkin Police Department, the theft happened in the 800 block of Sandybrook Drive sometime after noon

The mom went to get her purse out of the vehicle and noticed it was missing. Inside the purse was their 2-year-old daughter, Phoebe's, "spare ear" valued at $9,200.

"I imagine the person didn't even know what they had and just threw it away," Phoebe's father, Paul Hart, said. “We just want it back.”

Phoebe received the gift of hearing just after Christmas last year and though she does have a spare, the family said the incident is disheartening.  

           If anyone finds a blue purse containing the ear piece, they can turn it into the Lufkin Police Department at 300 E. Shepherd Ave. 

Anyone with information on this crime can call Lufkin Police non-emergency number at 936-633-0356 or Crime Stoppers at 639-TIPS if they wish to remain anonymous.
  

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