After her home was broken into several weeks ago one victim is speaking out. Patsy Cotterell said since the incident her family has been traumatized and she has a message for the burglars who stole their peace of mind.
The homeowner says she lost more than material things when her Bodden Town residence was broken into several weeks ago, she lost her family’s peace of mind. She said her daughter-in-law and her new-born baby were at home when the burglars broke in.
“So it was very scary for them and it was no male in the house, just them and she was sick, it’s very scary and it wasn’t a good position to be in,” said Ms. Cotterell.
Ms. Cotterell said her daughter-in-law was awoken by the thieves.
“So she kept looking and she saw the door was open and she looked outside and didn’t see anyone but on the video, you can see them running and they ran right through the back door,” said Mr. Cotterell.
She said they got away with some of the family’s belongings and judging from the movements of the burglars, they knew what they were doing.
“They left with only a broken cell phone that needed repairs and a hoverboard for my son. It’s obvious that they are scoping out places that they want to rob and they wait until no vehicle is in the yard cause we watched the camera and we saw the footage where they watch and saw the last car drove off,” said Ms. Cotterell.
She said she wants those thieves to take a hard look at their lives and is urging those involved in criminal activities to choose a different path in life or serious penalties will come their way.
“My message to them would be to get help cause help is out there, if they’re unemployed we have places for them to go to seek help and if they are strung out on drugs we also have places for that,” said Ms. Cotterell.
Surveillance footage from the incident has been handed over to the police, but no arrests have been made just yet.