Derby family ‘sick to the stomach’ as silent thieves break in and steal car

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A Derby family have spoken of their shock and anger after they say their car was stolen in the dead of night from their drive on Adrian Street, Allenton, on Friday, September 16.

They are now feeling “sick to the stomach” and “afraid in their own home” after, they claim, a gang of thieves in dark clothing entered their home through their front-room window, took the keys to the vehicle from the side and drove away in their Volkswagen Golf at 11.30pm.

Lisa Dorney, 49, who suffers from Crohn’s disease, which causes an inflammatory bowel, depended on the car to see her friends and says it is now more difficult to get out and about.

Lisa said: “The street was very busy with cars going up and down, so I was surprised after asking my neighbours that they didn’t see anything.

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“I was in my bed from 10pm, and we think they climbed through the little tiny window in the front room. They then went out the window again with the key. I was sick to the pits of my stomach, and things are hard enough without this aggravation. The kids need to go to school, and I need to be going for blood tests. It’s not a very good time.

Stolen Volkswagen Golf
The family have been left without transport after their car was taken

“The car cost £4,500, and I ended up with it after a year without one. Now this one has gone too – wonderful.”

Lisa’s daughter, Mya, 17, who studies media at Derby College, was also in the house at the time. She said: “I can’t describe it. I feel disgusted, and I feel unsafe. You’re supposed to feel safe in your own home, but it’s turned our world upside-down.

“We just feel distraught, and obviously Mum is disabled. That’s the only way she can get around, to see her friends, it gives her her freedom.”

The family have reported the incident to Derbyshire police, and Derbyshire Live has approached the force for comment. The family have CCTV images of the suspected thieves but for legal reasons Derbyshire Live has chosen not to publish them.


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