A MOTHER has told of her horror at coming face to face with a thief at her home.
Nicola Williams, 23, spoke of the terrifying moment she saw two men in her garden at night.
She disturbed the hooded intruders as they tried to make off with her boyfriend’s motorbike.
Miss Williams, of Dodds Drive in Connah’s Quay, said: “My little boy said he heard scary noises in the back garden.
“He’s only two and has night terrors so I just told him to stop being silly.
“But the sensor light in my neighbour’s garden came on and I looked through the dining room blinds and I could see these heads.
“I was petrified. I shouted to my boyfriend ‘is the back door locked?’ and he said it was.
“I ran to the back door and looked out of the window and I could just these eyes glaring at me.
“I screamed. I was so frightened. I was shaking.
“I could just see his eyes and then the other one’s hands.
“The one nearest me was all in black.
“I turned the outside light on so they could see me but they just stared at me and carried on wheeling the bike up the side of the house.
“My boyfriend was on the phone to the police and I opened the front door and screamed so my neighbours came out.
“They threw the bike half way up the drive and jumped over the fence.”
As the police arrived with a sniffer dog, another attempted motorbike theft was taking place in nearby Primrose Street.
Crime scene investigators arrived later to gather evidence from Miss William’s back garden.
“They left fingerprints on the window so I think they tried to break in the house as well.
“I am getting goosebumps talking about it.
“I haven’t been sleeping and I’m scared to be in the house on my own. I’ve got all the blinds down,” said Miss Williams, who also has a six-month-old daughter.
A spokesman for North Wales Police said: “We had a call to Dodds Drive in Connah’s Quay at 8.46pm on Tuesday with reports of two people in the garden.
“They were approached and jumped over the fence and escaped through other back gardens.
“There was interference with a motorbike which had been pushed from the rear of the garden and then left as they made off.
“Crime scene investigators attended along with a dog handler.
“At 8.54pm we had a call to Primrose Street with a report of a motorbike taken from a front garden.
“It was dropped in an alley next door.
“Two men were seen, one was wearing a black tracksuit and the other had light grey tracksuit bottoms. Both had their hoods up and were about 6ft tall.”
Police are reminding people to be vigilant about securing their motorbikes.
Anyone with any information should call the police on 101 quoting incident P038264 for Dodd’s Drive or P038269 for Primrose Street.