Robbed while I helped a neighbour

44811082 SSFF bill gimix 'Bill Gimix at his front door which he left open to aid a neighbour and was burgled as a result - with the only picture he has left of his Mother as all his other photo's were stolen in the raid - at his home in Hazel Avenue, Kirkcaldy
44811082 SSFF bill gimix 'Bill Gimix at his front door which he left open to aid a neighbour and was burgled as a result - with the only picture he has left of his Mother as all his other photo's were stolen in the raid - at his home in Hazel Avenue, Kirkcaldy
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A GOOD samaritan was robbed as he tended to an elderly neighbour.

Willie Gimix had left the main entrance door to his building open as he rushed across the road to help his neighbour who is visually impaired.

But when he returned shortly after he discovered that his flat had been entered and two laptops had been stolen.

Mr Gimix of Hazel Avenue said: “I’ve lived here for 19 years and it’s always been a quiet street. We all tend to keep an eye for my neighbour who lives opposite me as he’s 78 now and needs a bit of help. That’s the type of street that it is.

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“I looked out my window and could see him looking out and I could tell there was something wrong.

“I wedged open the front door that leads into the building and got over to him as fast as I could.

“When I got back my laptops had been stolen. Whoever did it must’ve been watching me leave.”

Distress

Sergeant David Hayes of Fife Police said: “This is a particularly sickening crime given that Mr Gimix was helping a neighbour who was in distress.

“We have two dedicated officers making enquiries regarding this robbery but we would appeal to anyone who has any information to contact Fife Police.”

Mr Gimix, who is unable to work after he was attacked and left in a coma 20 years ago, was particularly upset at losing treasured pictures of his mother, who passed away last year.

“I had lots of pictures and films of my mum on the hard drive and I’d really like to get them back.

“I’m really shaken up by this, I’ve not been able to sleep since.”