Masked burglars smash their way into foster mother's home

This is the moment masked burglars smashed their way into the home of a mother who has fostered more than 50 children before escaping with £4,000 worth of goods.  

A shameless pair targeted the well-known woman's property in broad daylight while she was on holiday in Cyprus celebrating her daughter's .

The twisted thieves who covered their faces and wore gloves, used a screwdriver to force open a window before making off with the loot. 

Shocking: The twisted thieves who covered their faces and wore gloves, used a screwdriver to force open a window before making off with the loot

Shocking: The twisted thieves who covered their faces and wore gloves, used a screwdriver to force open a window before making off with the loot

The retired PA, who has previously fostered more than 50 children, was too devastated to talk about what happened

Mrs Poole said they were inside for seven minutes before a neighbour went round, thinking someone was at home

The retired PA, who has previously fostered more than 50 children, was too devastated to talk about what happened

Mary Holland, 60, arrived home  from her trip away to a scene of devastation.

The retired PA, who has previously fostered more than 50 children, was too devastated to talk about what happened.

But her daughter Tracey Poole, 40, said: 'She is in bits. They have secured the house but it is still horrible.

'She is scared to go out. She is breaking down crying all the time. This has literally destroyed her.'

The break in happened at the

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