A FAMILY whose home was raided while they slept have told of their heartbreak at the loss of treasured photographs and their daughter’s savings.
Thieves stole a purse and wallet belonging to Rachael Jones and husband Craig from their home on Abenbury Fields, Caia Park, as well as keys to their home and Ford Mondeo car.
The intruders even stole a piggy bank belonging to their three-year-old daughter Halle, which contained more than £100 and a digital camera which contained photographs of Halle as a baby.
Rachael, who is five months pregnant with their second child, said she is now frightened to be in the house on her own.
She said: “I’m just terrified to be here, especially when Craig is in work.
“He has taken it quite hard because this is his house and he’s worked hard all of his life for the things we have.
“To steal from us is bad enough, but to steal from a three-year-old girl is disgusting.”
Craig, 38, who works at Ball Packaging Europe, on Wrexham Industrial Estate, had been watching television until about 3am on the night in question.
Thieves removed a pane of glass from a conservatory in order to gain access to the home, but the couple did not hear a thing.
Rachael, 25, a shift leader at JD Wetherspoon pub North and South Wales Bank, on High Street, Wrexham, said: “I came downstairs the next morning and was in absolute shock.
“All of the drawers in the living room had been opened and ransacked and my handbag had been taken from the hall.
“I was staring in astonishment out of the conservatory window when I realised one of the panes was missing.”
The missing pane had been carefully removed and placed against a wall in the back garden.
Rachael suspects the burglars did not make off with the car because they were interrupted by their dogs, seven-month-old Betty and 14-year-old Abbey.
The couple have had to cancel their bank cards and change the locks to their home and their car.
Rachael said: “It’s an expense we do not need.
“We’ve been putting money in Halle’s piggy bank from various relatives since she was born and we can’t bring ourselves to tell her what has happened to her life savings.
“I’ve bought her a new piggy bank and will just replace the £100 when I can.”
Police have made an appeal for information about the break-in, which occurred on Tuesday last week between 3am-6am.
North Wales Police spokesman Michael McGivern said: “Anyone with information can call police on 101.”