MASKED RAIDER TERRIFIED MY FAMILY
Mum woke up to find thug kicking into her disabled nine-year-old son
A terrified mum was wakened by a masked robber laying the boot into her disabled son in her bedroom.
Claire Lindsay was asleep with her two young sons, aged nine and four, in their house in Glenfarg Road, High Burnside, when the thug struck.
Marcus has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ( ADHD) and four- year- old Lucas had flu, so both children snuck into their mum’s room during the night.
The light came on and Claire (39), thought it was her husband, Steven, home from nightshift and she had slept in to take her son to school.
“But when I sat up I saw it was a man, with a beanie hat pulled down over his face, kicking my wee nine year old on the legs, swearing at him and telling him to move,” said Claire.
“I started screaming at him to stop, my son was screaming and my other wee boy was scared out his wits.
“The robber then started yelling at me that I had two minutes to give him my handbag and my purse or ‘we would all be getting it.”
The vile crook warned there were two more gang members downstairs and then ordered the panic-stricken family to get down there. But Claire couldn’t confirm if there were other thugs there or not.
She managed to phone police while the robber was still in the house but he made off with his haul through the back door which he had previously unlocked. It is believed he entered the house by jemmying a kitchen window.
“I think he must have been inside for some time because he managed to ransack the place to find all our jewellery and watches before he came upstairs to the bedroom,” Claire added.
The haul included over £ 4000 worth of jewellery as well as the cash contents of Claire’s handbag and work bag.
He even made off with vital ADHD medicine used by Burnside Primary
My son was screaming and my other wee boy was scared ...
“He took my engagement and wedding rings as well as my husband’s wedding band which were specially made for us.
“That is bad enough but the dirty scumbag stole two rings that were left to me by my gran and grandad after they died.
“The items all have financial worth but these two pieces are priceless to me.
“You can’t put a cost on family heirlooms which have sentimental value,” added the mum, who works in PR for Sainsbury.
Cops were quickly on the scene with sniffer dogs.
They searched the area around the house and found the discarded bags minus all the contents – but no trace of the crook.
A police spokesman confirmed last Thursday’s incident and said they were following a positive line of inquiry.
Raid Claire Lindsay was awoken during the night by masked robber in her home