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Precious family heirlooms stolen from Spokane family

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The items were stolen right off the family's front porch. The items were stolen right off the family's front porch.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

As one woman prepares to become a new mom, she is dealing with the theft of some family heirlooms.

Jessica Etchart is due in a month, and she’s expecting a baby girl, Kalya.

“It's been really exciting,” she says. “My boyfriend's mother lives in Georgia and she'd been waiting to send a package,” she says.

They anxiously waited for it to arrive, but they never even got to open the box.

“It was really distressing to find out that they were stolen,” she says.

Inside were items from her boyfriend's childhood - his first shoes, a plate, and baby quilts made by his late grandmother.

“It’s been really emotional,” he says. “He was really, really close with his grandmother and she made those for him specifically if he ever had kids.”

Now Jessica has a plea.

“I hope that whoever took them at least brings the quilts back,” she says.

Here are some tips for preventing package theft:

  • Track your package so you know when it’s coming
  • Tell your mail carrier where to leave it
  • Require a signature

Etchart is planning on getting a P.O. box so she can pick up all her packages there to prevent this from happening again.

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