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Burglars even took my little girl's moneybox
2:50pm Friday 22nd March 2013 in News
A FATHER told how low-life burglars broke into his little girl’s bedroom and took her moneybox.
Darren Whitehead, 40, returned to his Westcliff home to find it had been ransacked after the back door was smashed open.
But he was most dismayed to find they had been into his daughter Ella’s bedroom at the house in Highfield Gardens, Westcliff, and turned it upside down.
They had even sunk as low as to rifle through her Barbie jewellery box, which just contained some cheap costume trinkets.
They found her money tins containing loose change, and took two of them, leaving only the one with the coppers inside.
But they had also managed to find the cash Mr Whitehead was saving for her eighth birthday next week so they could go out shopping.
He said: ”They have no morals, if they had any they wouldn’t be breaking into a property in the first place I guess.
“I’m more angry than anything else, because all the things can be replaced, but on Saturday night Ella was too scared to sleep in her own bedroom.”
Mr Whitehead hopes people may have spotted the crooks as they would have looked very distinctive as they made their getaway with his large-framed bike holding a pink shoulder bag.
The burglary happened between 6pm last Thursday and 7pm the following day. Anyone with information should call Southend police on 101.