A DUNDEE man has blasted “lowlife” crooks who smashed their way into his home and stole his possessions.
Danny Young, 25, had returned home from spending a weekend with his family to find thieves had burst through the door of his Constitution Street flat and stolen £1,000 worth of his possessions — including his flatscreen TV.
The culprits had even made off with his aftershave from the bathroom and an assortment of his clothes.
He told the Tele today that he was “absolutely gutted” when he discovered the break-in at his flat — which he had only recently moved into with his two-year-old daughter Bellamy.
He said: “I was away for the bank holiday weekend with my daughter and her mum.
“I got back to my house on Tuesday at 8.30am and found the door had been smashed open.
“It was totally battered in — it was like they had used a crowbar to get it open.
“I walked in and the lock was lying on the floor, then the first thing I noticed was that my TV was gone.
“You think these things won’t happen to you but obviously it does — it is horrible.
“I had only bought the TV last week and because I only just moved in I hadn’t sorted out my home insurance yet.
“I just hadn’t got round to doing it —you just never think that this will happen to you.
“I am right back to square one really.
“You work hard for nice things and some lowlife just comes and takes it.
“I have just managed to get it done up and this happens — it is totally gutting.”
Danny believes that the perpetrators were disturbed by something during the incident.
He added: “When I went in, there were other things — like my daughter’s TV — in a pile beside the door.
“It was like they were going to come back, or someone had disturbed them or scared them while they were in the flat.
“I don’t know how people didn’t see anything, because how could you not notice someone walking down the street with a huge TV?”
In the aftermath of the incident, Danny has decided he no longer wants to stay in the flat as he fears it isn’t safe. Police have issued an appeal for witnesses following the break-in, which is believed to have happened sometime between Saturday and Tuesday.
She added: “A TV and personal items were stolen.
“Anyone with any information is asked to contact Tayside Division on 101.
“Alternatively information can be passed to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”