A young girl from Doncaster has written a letter to burglars who raided her home and stole birthday and Christmas presents
11-year-old Paris Mulholland has said that she decided to write because she wanted the person who took her belongings to realise how much they had hurt her.
In the letter she wrote: “To my burglar,
I hope you are happy with yourself. I can no longer sleep in my own bed. Why could you not have left when you saw the picture of a happy family?
And when you saw my birthday card. Thank you for scaring me so much I cry two hours straight nearly every night. All of my birthday and Christmas presents such as my iPhone, and laptop were stolen.
Please have the guts to give my stuff back. Please.”
The thieves broke into her family home in South Yorkshire, on Thursday, a week after her 11th birthday.
In the robbery, cash, jewellery and other items were taken, along with Paris’ and her younger brother Thomas’ belongings.
Mother Gemma Mulholland said the letter had helped her daughter tell the thieves “how she feels, and how it’s affected her.”
Speaking to ITV’s Good Morning Britain, she said she felt that she felt like she had more power after writing her thoughts down.
Paris said: “When somebody has interrupted your privacy and been in your room, it’s kinda a really scary thing for you.
“To know that somebody had been in my room looking at all my stuff, I am scared that they are gonna come back and look for even more stuff”.
A gold watch which belonged to her great-great-aunt was also taken in the raid.
PC Adam Watkinson of South Yorkshire Police said: “Burglary is a highly intrusive crime which can have a huge impact on the victim. In this case, a young girl has been left feeling scared and upset after her home was broken into.
“It is totally unacceptable that someone should feel scared in their own home and lose valuable possessions.”