A BLIND business owner from Bromsgrove has been left fearing for his family’s safety after thieves burgled his home on New Year’s Eve, escaping with thousands of pounds.
Devastated Frank Mulhall was celebrating new year at a friend’s house with his wife when three intruders broke into his Beech Road home.
The thieves, who ‘looked to be in their 20s’, were caught on CCTV climbing the back fence at about 10.30pm and watching the house before breaking in through a window and leaving through the front door.
Mr Mulhall has been left fearing for his family’s safety, including that of his nine-year-old daughter.
He said: “We just don’t feel safe anymore, we just have no idea who is out there watching us.
“I had been paid the money from a customer and I didn’t have time to go to the bank.
“The thieves must be known to us because how else would they have known where it was?
“It is a lot of money and it just shows that you can’t really trust anyone.
“It is bad enough losing the money but we have had to spend more to put extra security measures in place.”
An appeal was posted on social media with the CCTV images which has garnered numerous shares and comments.
West Mercia Police confirmed investigations were ongoing and a spokesperson said: “A burglary at a property on Beech Road was reported at 10.50pm on New Year’s Eve.
“Entry is believed to have been forced to the property by unknown offenders and an amount of money is reported to have been taken from the property.
“Investigations, including house to house and CCTV enquiries are ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time.”
Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.