CCTV shows a creepy-looking man wearing a dressing gown and slippers hurl a heavy object through a mum's front window in the dead of night.

The terrifying crime happened shortly before 1am on Saturday, November 21, in Tranmere, Wirral, Liverpool ECHO reports.

Footage shows the sinister figure, walking with a slight limp, wandering along Baytree Road.

He then walks up to the house and hurls the large object he is holding – thought to a car radiator or battery – through the front window.

Inside was a terrified young mum and her eight-year-old son, who was asleep in bed.

The 24-year-old woman, who asked not to be named, said: "It was a very heavy car battery or radiator and it came straight through my front window.

The creepy figure in his hooded robe as he crosses the street
The creepy figure in his hooded robe as he crosses the street

"My son, who has additional needs, was in bed.

"Luckily he didn't hear anything and I managed to get him out of the house to his grandparents without seeing the broken window."

The mum said she couldn't go back to sleep after the terrifying incident and stayed "wide awake" on the couch until the morning.

She added: "I kept my children away for four nights because I didn't want them to see their window smashed or house boarded up and upset them even more."

Her front room window was smashed up by the thug
A mum's front room window was smashed up by the thug

The victim said this was not the first time she had been targeted and, back in August, a paving slab was thrown through the back window of her car.

She said: "We suspect it's the same person who did that too, it's caused my anxiety to go through the roof and I'm constantly watching the CCTV cameras till all hours when I go to bed."

The mum thinks the limping and dressing gown is a deliberate attempt by the perpetrator to conceal his identity because he knows CCTV has been installed.

New Ferry Glass & Glazing boarded up the window and then fitted a new one for no charge and the victim said she was deeply appreciative.

A Merseyside Police spokeswoman said: "It was reported that around 12.55am on Saturday November 21, an unknown offender threw what was described as a small radiator through the window of a house on Baytree Road, Tranmere, causing the window to smash.

"Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information or CCTV or dashcam footage is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting ref. 20000707171 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111."