Thieves carve hole in door to steal little boy’s first tooth

Thieves carve hole in door to steal little boy's first tooth
The gang of thieves carved a hole in the door and crawled through (Picture: Facebook)

A family was left ‘disgusted’ after £7,000 of valuables were stolen from their home.

Items taken during the raid included a little boy’s first tooth and a hospital wristband from when he was a baby.

The brazen thieves targeted the home on Thursday, while the boy and his mother were on their way to school.

They pulled up in a silver van and carved a ‘large hole’ in the front door.

Aaron Barnes, who lives in Downend, Bristol, told ITV West Country: ‘They took stuff that I am never going to get back.

‘My son’s first tooth, his hospital wrist band from when he was born and some personalised jewellery I had made from his footprint. It’s just disgusting what they’ve done.’

The father-of-one had been at home during the incident and heard what he thought was the sound of power tools.

But he dismissed the noise as building work from a nearby property.

It wasn’t until his family returned from the school run when they realised what had happened.

Mr Barnes’s partner is now terrified about leaving the home alone.

He told ITV West Country: ‘She is petrified. She doesn’t want to do a school run and she wants family members around her all the time.

‘They knew where they were going and I’m worried about my family.’

Avon and Somerset Police are investigating the crime and urged anyone with information to get in touch.

A spokesperson from the force said: ‘We were called to a property in Northcote Road, Downend, South Gloucestershire, at 9am on Thursday, May 12 by a woman who had arrived home to find her house had been broken into.

‘Officers secured and searched the property. Upon further investigation, it was discovered the offender had taken various pieces of jewellery and a large quantity of cash.’

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