Clay­ton hits back af­ter theft

Friends rally around teen af­ter thieves steal phone and glasses

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Danielle Jarvis

THE friends of a North St Marys teenager have ral­lied to sup­port him af­ter he was as­saulted and robbed by two men on his way to school two weeks ago.

Clay­ton Bai­ley had spent many weeks sav­ing up $30 at a time to buy an iPhone 6.

He had the phone for just one day be­fore it was stolen.

“I got ready for school, as nor­mal,” Clay­ton, 14, said.

“I saw a blue car pull up in front of my neigh­bour’s house. Two men got out of the car and said, ‘Give us your phone’. I walked for­ward and they came in front of me and punched me.

“They took my glasses off and threw my phone on the ground. The sec­ond guy got be­hind me, and was kick­ing me. Then they got in the car and drove off.” Clay­ton was dev­as­tated. “I’d saved up for a long time,” he said.

“Why did you take my phone? What’s the point of tak­ing my glasses?”

Clay­ton’s mother Chantelle Moon said she was sur­prised when she dis­cov­ered good friend Melinda Zarb had started a GoFundMe page for Clay­ton.

“I was shocked, but in a good way,” Ms Moon said.

“It’s em­bar­rass­ing not be­ing able to af­ford to go and just buy Clay­ton’s glasses; he is wear­ing old ones, but

Why did you take my phone? What’s the point of tak­ing my glasses? Clay­ton Bai­ley

his script has changed. I’m hop­ing it doesn't af­fect his sight too much.”

Since the in­ci­dent, Clay­ton has taken up self-de­fence classes, which have boosted his con­fi­dence.

So far, Ms Zarb has raised $150 of a $960 goal to as­sist Clay­ton. To make a do­na­tion, visit Let’s make Clay­ton Smile again :) on the GoFundMe web­site.

Pic­ture: Justin San­son

North St Marys teenager Clay­ton Bai­ley was robbed of his phone and glasses.

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