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Mom begs for son's mementos back after storage locker is burglarized

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PHOENIX -

"It's really important to me. It's all I care about, if they still have it. No questions asked."

Memories of her son's birth and childhood, stolen, as thieves make off with some irreplaceable family memories.

Amber Aldeguer and her family just moved to the valley -- and this is the welcome they get.

She and her husband recently moved to the valley from Anchorage, Alaska. Everything they owned was in storage. Thousands of dollars' worth of things were stolen, but it's only her son's baby book that she desperately wants back.

"What makes me emotional is things that aren't replaceable, his hospital bracelet, ultrasound pictures," she says.

In a quest for change, Amber Aldeguer and her family packed up and moved to the valley all the way from Anchorage, Alaska.

For a $3,000 fee, their belongings were shipped to Phoenix. All was put in storage at a Cube Smart off 43rd Avenue and McDowell.

"Shipped 60 boxes, less than 20 remain. I don't care about any of that stuff," she says.

Wednesday night, her husband realized most of their things are gone.

"Stuff rifled through, the packaging splattered around, he called me and told me storage unit was broken into. Heart stops, that's your whole life... first thing I asked him was, is Ky's baby book there?" she says.

Some $40,000 worth of things stolen -- but it's the memories taken that make her feel violated.

"My son's shadow box, the outfit he wore in the hospital, I had that hanging on the wall in Alaska," she says. "That meant nothing to them, it means the world to me."

Aldeguer thinks the lock on her storage unit was picked.

"Keep everything else, I just want my son's baby book back."

I called Cube Smart and was told the district manager would call me back. We're still waiting on a call.

Aldeguer says the storage company checks the locks twice a week and if anything is wrong, they call the renter. She never got a call.

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