Shocking footage shows how masked thugs robbed a plumber's van in broad daylight and threatened him with his own drill in front of his grandson and daughter.
Grandad-of-one Matthew O'Shea, 46, claims he has been robbed of his livelihood when a gang of five men stole £2,500 worth of tools and caused £1,500 of damage to his van yesterday afternoon.
The self-employed plumbing and heating engineer from Coalville, Leicestershire, had nipped home to check on his grandson Ronnie O'Shea, eight months, and daughter Lucy-Grace O'Shea, 18, when he spotted the gang outside his home.
As dad-of-four Matthew peered out his window to check what the 'dodgy lads' were up to, he realised they were breaking into his van and rushed to his front door to turn on his doorbell camera.
The camera recorded a 30-second video that shows one member of the gang trying to barricade 'terrified' Matthew in his home while the others raided his van.
As he shouted for them to stop, the thugs repeatedly told Matthew to 'f*** off' before one grabbed a drill from the van and wielded it towards the grandad.
The group rummage through the parked white van, which is directly outside the victim's home
The group pull out a series of boxes of equipment before taking it around the other side of the van where it is believed they had parked
Matthew could only watch helplessly as he feared he would 'get stabbed' if he tried to fight them off and worried they would then hurt baby Ronnie and Lucy-Grace.
Matthew said: 'I had just sat down for some lunch and I looked out the window and saw these guys. I said to my daughter "these look dodgy".
'As I looked out the window I saw they were breaking into my van. I ran straight round to the front door but they were holding it shut.
'I rang the doorbell which records a 30 second video. I wish I had more footage.
One of the masked men holds Matthew O'Shea's power drill in his hand as he confronts the men attempting to make away with thousands of pounds worth of tools from his van
'I managed to get out because I'm twice the size of most of them but my main priority was my daughter and my grandson.
'I knew I had to be careful. I could have gone out and had a go at them but there were five lads and they had my tools and bats and things like that.
'I realised if I went out I could get stabbed or injured and even worse then they might come in the house and hurt my grandson and daughter.
'It was terrifying, it was terrible. All I could do was shout at them to leave. They took