A woman has been left homeless after her motorhome was stolen while parked outside an Ikea store, the Eastern Daily Press reports.
Helen Gosling, 32, from Norfolk, had been travelling Europe with her partner Andrew White, 30, since November last year.
Her Hymer was stolen while parked at Ikea in Collengo, near the city of Turin in Italy.
Valuables and sentimental items were taken with the vehicle, including the ashes of her late dog called Cookie.
Thankfully, Helen’s pet beagle was with them when it was stolen.
“We’re so lucky,” she said, “If we hadn’t taken her inside god knows what would’ve happened.
“My heart’s broken anyway, I could barely breathe.”
The couple were assisted by locals inside the shop who were able to help them communicate with police officers.
One family has opened their home up to the distraught couple.
Miss Gosling added: “If these people hadn’t taken us in I don’t know what we would’ve done, we would’ve been wandering the streets of Turin with a dog.
“The insurance company aren’t helping and we’re both unemployed, we really don’t have much money.
“I can’t imagine a lot of people would do what they’ve done.”
The pair have issued a plea for anyone who might have seen the motorhome in the Turin area to contact them.