Fear after burglars strike at Wyman's Brook home as couple sleep
YOUNG mother Katie Davies has been left terrified in her own home after it was broken into by thieves while she slept.
Katie and her husband Sam woke to discover that burglars had sneaked into their Wyman's Brook house during the night.
Now the 27-year-old is too scared to sleep and does not feel safe in the property.
The thieves grabbed £90 in cash, a purple leather purse with a bird and stamp design on it and a black Toshiba laptop while the couple and their 15-week-old son slept.
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And it is the laptop which Katie and Sam would like to see back, as it contained precious memories of their child Cohen.
Katie, who did not want to reveal her address for fear the burglars would return, said the incident had left her shaken.
Her home backs on to a railway track and the couple believe that the thieves could only have got access to the property from the rear by clambering over the fence from a neighbour's garden.
"It is pretty scary that, while we were in bed, somebody was standing at the bottom of the stairs," added Katie.
"In the past, I never used to close the curtains of the back window when I was watching television because I didn't think anybody would be out there.
"Now I can't watch anything without thinking I can see someone outside.
"Every time I go into the kitchen, I expect to see somebody looking back in at me.
"In the past couple of days, I'll be relaxing in the evening and suddenly hear a noise and think they have come back.
"Your home is supposed to be a place where you can feel safe but the only safe place for me now is the bedroom."
Katie and Sam are pleading for the return of the laptop so they can get back the memories stored on it. And they have offered a reward for its safe return.
Katie added: "When you have a baby, you are always told to write down everything which happens so that you can remember it.
"It was almost like a diary of important moments – such as when we found out that we were having a boy.
"Even if I tried to rewrite it, it would never match the events as they happened."
Information about the burglary, on Saturday, can be given to Gloucestershire police by dialling 101 and quoting incident number 124 of February 2.