MASKED RAIDER TER­RI­FIED MY FAM­ILY

Mum woke up to find thug kick­ing into her dis­abled nine-year-old son

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Strat­ton Wil­liams

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 ...

pupil Mar­cus.

“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

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