RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A Raleigh family is now offering a cash reward after they said someone drove away with their vacation home, and it was all caught on camera.
Surveillance video from Saturday afternoon shows a white pickup truck with ladder racks on top driving off with the 34-foot camper in tow.
Kalan Browne says the camper belongs to her and her husband, and they enjoy traveling with their 5-year-old daughter.
The family is offering a $3,000 reward for information that helps them recover the camper.
“We spent a lot of time together as a family in that camper,” Browne said.
The family said they store the camper behind a locked fence in an area off Capital Blvd. in Wake County.
“One of our friends, he owns a truck shop nearby, he got to work this morning he noticed it wasn’t there,” Browne recalled. “I literally thought it was a joke.”
Then, she saw the surveillance video taken Saturday afternoon. According to timestamps on the video, at 3:48 p.m. you see a white pickup with black ladder racks parked outside the gate where the camper is kept. Three minutes later the truck leaves.
“He comes back out, I guess realizing he can’t hook that specific hitch to his truck,” Browne speculated.
At 4:16 p.m., the truck returns, and just about ten minutes later, it pulls out again—this time with the camper in tow.
“Really, I just don’t understand how anybody could let alone steal, but something that massive,” Browne said.
For the Browne family, the camper is more than a vehicle, it’s like a second home, filled with furniture, bedding, and everything they need on a trip, like the beach vacation they were supposed to take in June.
“There’s still other sentimental stuff as well, you know pictures and things,” Browne added.
The camper is a 2017 Grand Design Reflection.
The Browne family asks anyone who sees it on the road, at a campsite, or up for sale, to call the Wake County Sheriff’s office at 919-856-6900.