Clayton hits back after theft
Friends rally around teen after thieves steal phone and glasses
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.
North St Marys teenager Clayton Bailey was robbed of his phone and glasses.