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Bachelor in Paradise star Laurina Fleure's car has been robbed

The reality star will no doubt be left to deal with the emotional aftermath of the break in.

By Holly Royce

Bachelor in Paradise and I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! star, Laurina Fleure, has been the unfortunate victim of theft, after thieves broke into her car in Melbourne on Sunday and stole a Chanel tote and have since taken at least $700 from her bank account.

Speaking to the Daily Mail sources revealed that Laurina had left her car unlocked for only two minutes while she ran into the 7-Eleven convenience store located on Toorak Road.

The 34-year-old was unaware of the theft until almost two days later when her bank let her know that $700 had been suspiciously removed from her account.

Laurina had apparently left her car unlocked for only two minutes while she ran into the 7-Eleven.
Laurina had apparently left her car unlocked for only two minutes while she ran into the 7-Eleven.

A spokesperson for Laurina told the Daily Mail that she didn't notice the bag or card missing because "she usually pays with Apple Pay on her phone."

The spokesperson then explained that they were all relieved "thieves didn't steal her three-month-old chihuahua Teddy, who was waiting on the front seat for her."

Laurina says she is relieved the thieves didn't take her three-month-old chihuahua Teddy, who was waiting in the front seat.
Laurina says she is relieved the thieves didn't take her three-month-old chihuahua Teddy, who was waiting in the front seat.

While having your car broken into while you're not in it may seem less traumatic than a home invasion or a Kim Kardashian's Paris robbery, experts say the psychological after effects can still be very damaging.

Laurina told Now to Love that she has been, "a little anxious" following the break-in.

"I believe in karma," the Beauty and Lifestyle vlogger continued.

"I'm racking my brain, trying to think why karma would have debited me."

"I'm being super cautious now," she says.

Victim Support, an independent charity dedicated to supporting victims of crime and traumatic incidents, explain that is common to feel both shock and fear after being robbed. It's also likely that your sleeping patterns will be impacted if you are worried about being alone. If sleep patterns don't return to normal after a few weeks, it's worth consulting a GP.

"You may have no reaction straight afterwards, but later on you might start to feel more distressed by the events. The repercussions of a crime like this can last a long time. You may be afraid of experiencing a robbery again, making you nervous about going out and being in public places."

If this sounds like you, or someone you know, the best thing to do is to talk to someone. We recommend calling Victims Counselling & Support Services, a 24-hour service, on: 1300 139 703

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