A middle-aged couple have had the trip of a lifetime snatched out from under them after a thief stole the very caravan they were planning to travel Australia in.
Danny and Sue Hancock had been planning their trip for three years, and were due to set off in just a few weeks’ time.
But when Danny woke up on Easter Sunday he discovered that his prized, custom-fitted Jayco caravan had completely disappeared from the driveway of his home in Burleigh Heads, Queensland overnight.
Danny, who was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer in 2012, had been planning to take on ‘the big trip around the paddock’ – a journey he’s dreamed of doing for 42 years – while he still had time.
A middle-aged Queensland couple had their custom-fitted Jayco caravan stolen from the driveway of their home
Danny and Sue Hancock were due to set off on a caravan trip around Australia in just a few weeks’ time – a journey they’d been planning for three years
‘You can imagine how you feel when you’ve got the trip of a lifetime planned, and then it gets taken away from you… it’s disgraceful,’ the 64-year-old grandfather told Yahoo7 News.
‘It looks like a professional hit, they’ve used bolt cutters to get in… no one heard a thing.
‘I was told I might last one year, I might last three years,’ he said.
Now, without a van to set off in, he and wife Sue may have to postpone their national tour.
‘Absolutely gutted that people with no honour can do this,’ said Danny.
The Hancocks were originally set to disembark on their travels after the upcoming Commonwealth Games, where Danny is a volunteer.
‘You can imagine how you feel when you’ve got the trip of a lifetime planned, and then it gets taken away from you… it’s disgraceful,’ said Danny Hancock.
64-year-old Danny was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012, and has been dreaming of doing ‘the big trip around the paddock’ for 42 years