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Alice Mills, 25, posted the letter on Facebook after returning home to find thieves had ransacked the property and used her Volkswagen Lupo as the getaway vehicle.
After breaking in through a loft hatch in the communal stairway, they smashed their way through the ceiling into her Aberdeen flat.
Devastated Alice discovered that all of her electrical goods, including her boyfriend Nick Payne's laptop where irreplaceable photographs were stored, had been taken along with all her savings for a trip she had booked to go to Las Vegas.
She will be flying to the city in Nevada to take part in an international barbershop competition in October.
The marketing assistant's letter touched the hearts of friends and colleagues and inspired them to launch a fundraiser to help her go on the trip abroad.
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