Leeds family’s heartbreak at theft of tot pictures

Andrea Robinson with her baby son Leo. PIC: Simon Hulme
Andrea Robinson with her baby son Leo. PIC: Simon Hulme
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Irreplaceable pictures of a newborn baby who had to undergo life-saving heart surgery were stolen in a break-in at his family’s new home.

Intruders smashed their way into the Yeadon house of Andrea Robinson, 28, and her partner Adrian Carter, 31, while they were at a child’s birthday party.

Among the valuables they took were a laptop and camera containing photographs of their only son Leo.

The pictures include some of a family holiday to France and many taken in hospital after the seven-month-old had surgery to repair a hole in his heart.

Now his parents are pleading for their safe return.

“Leo went through a lot and we feel so lucky to have him,” Miss Robinson said.

“There are a lot of pictures of him in hospital after surgery. They can’t be replaced.

“These photos are precious memories we will never get back unless someone, somewhere knows something.

“The worst thing is thinking that they’ve gone forever.”

The family, who had moved into the semi-detached property on Grange Avenue in September, were out on Sunday afternoon when the incident happened.

At some point between 1.15pm and 6pm thieves smashed the patio doors and grabbed a Dell laptop, a Kodak digital camera, a Playstation games console and jewellery before escaping.

Domestic assistant Miss Robinson said: “We felt violated, it makes you feel sick. We’re still in shock.”

Police have conducted forensic examinations at the house and are now carrying out investigations.

Anyone with information should contact the proactive crime team at Weetwood police station via 101.

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