A masked intruder has broken into the home of two grieving parents who had three children killed by a drunk driver in Sydney’s north-west.
Danny Abdallah and Leila Geagea, parents of Antony, Angelina and Sienna, who were killed by a drunk and drugged driver, contacted police after jewellery, a bag, and a mobile phone were stolen from their home at Telopea on Wednesday.
Ms Geagea, 36, was in the kitchen when she saw a man dressed in black leave the property and jump into a stolen white Audi.
Investigators say the car was being driven by another man with blond hair.
Detective Superintendent Darryl Jobson urged the thief to return the Abdallahs’ property.
“In the last 12 months, the victims of the Telopea incident 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.
“I also appeal to them to return the property of those victims. If you don’t have a conscience, we will get your names and we will be knocking at your door.”
Police were called to another home on Kissing Point Road at Dundas after a second robbery five minutes later.
A 35-year-old construction worker reported seeing the same white car leaving the Abdallah home.
Detectives are looking for an Audi S3 sedan, with registration plates EGJ-56M, which was stolen from North Rocks on Monday.
The male intruder is described as Caucasian, about 183 centimetres tall, aged 20-25, with a skinny build and light-coloured hair.
He was wearing a black baseball cap, a black balaclava, black track pants and a blue hoodie.
Detective Superintendent Jobson said the family was left shaken and unsettled by the incident.
“It is absolutely disgusting. It is abhorrent to enter a home, anyone’s home, whilst people are there. It is a breach of people’s privacy.”
Antony, 13, Angelina, 12, and Sienna, 9, were walking to get ice cream when they were killed at Oatlands in February 2020.
Their cousin, Veronique, 11, was also killed.
Three other children were injured in the crash, one of them has been left with a permanent brain injury.
Samuel Davidson, 30, was jailed for 28 years, with a non-parole period of 21 years, over the “unimaginable tragedy” three weeks ago.
Judge James Bennett described his driving as “menacing” and a “horrific” example of misconduct.
“We will all have our hearts broken until the day we take our last breath, and no sentence can help ease that pain,” Mr Abdallah said outside court.
There was an outpouring of grief for the family, with a makeshift shrine of flowers, cards, and candles marking the spot where the four children died.