Doncaster family 'devastated' after house burgled and cars stolen

A family of four from Doncaster has been left ‘devastated’ after “disgusting” thieves burgled their home while they slept upstairs, stealing tens of thousands worth of property.

By Steve Jones
Friday, 10th April 2020, 4:46 pm
Updated Monday, 13th April 2020, 2:29 pm

Kate Booth, from Skellow, said thieves stole two cars from her drive – both worth nearly £10,000 – just before 2am on Friday after breaking into the family home and taking car keys, her handbag, bank cards and her daughter’s phone.

DJ equipment being stored in the boot of Kate’s husband Lee’s car was also stolen along with Easter presents for their two children – 11-year-old Ruby and seven-year-old Louie.

She said: “I’m just devastated. The worst thing for me is the fact of knowing you are not safe in your own home.

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Kate with her two children, Ruby and Louie, and husband Lee.

“My youngest child doesn’t really understand but my eldest is upset. They have taken her phone, it’s her lifeline at the minute with everything that’s happening.”

Kate added: “She’s scared more than anything. The way she looks at it is what if they hurt us?”

Although Kate’s house is fitted with CCTV, she has been unable to identify the three people who broke in via her conservatory. Police were also unable to find any fingerprints.

Kate said: “The police think they were probably only in here for one minute.

“They haven’t ransacked the house which is a blessing because if they had I don’t know how to deal with that.”

Fortunately, Kate has home and vehicle insurance.

“I’m thankful that we are alright,” she added.

“My husband only came to bed 45 minutes before this happened. It’s very rare he’s in bed before 2am because he DJ’s.”

As well as Easter presents, Kate was also storing gifts for her son’s birthday next month in her car.

She said: “I can’t really go and get many new things when it’s Good Friday and you’re in lockdown.

“The police have said burglary is rife at the minute and thieves will target this time because there’s nobody about.

Anyone with any information that may help police enquiries should contact 101 and quote incident number 0190 of 10 April.