A North Carolina soldier returned home after helping with the Hurricane Florence relief effort to find his home had been robbed.
National Guardsman Luis Ocampo, 24, was working in storm-battered New Bern for 10 days and found his Charlotte home ransacked when he returned Friday.
Ocampo said he found everything of value had been stolen, including a large TV, a gaming system, jewelry, specialty coins and a laptop with Ocampo’s schoolwork on it.
‘It’s irreplaceable. It’s not something you can get back,’ Kailey Finch, 20, Ocampo’s girlfriend, told WSOC.
Finch said she thinks the burglars broke in through a back window.
The burglars even stole food from the refrigerator.
Heartbreaking: Luis Ocampo’s home was robbed while he was away on a Hurricane Florence relief mission
Ocampo shares the home with his girlfriend Kailey Finch and their baby. The young mother and baby were sleeping at a relatives when their house was robbed
The house was ransacked (pictured) and everything of value was swiped including a firearm, a large flat screen TV, his laptop with school work and even food from the fridge
Ocampo said his girlfriend and son were staying with family, but had checked on the house Thursday night. By the next morning, his place had been ransacked.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating.
A GoFundMe page was set up by a close friend of Ocampo’s with a goal of $5,000 but donations poured in from 400 people in just one day with almost $15,000 being raised.
The page has since stopped taking donations because the family does not ‘want to take anyone’s generosity for granted.’
‘With the support from the unit, family, and friends Luis and I are confident he can come back from this and rebuild. We are so grateful for these donations beyond belief,’ his friend who set up the page wrote.