Letchworth church pastor praying for good samaritan to come forward after car boot mishap
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A church pastor who spends his life helping underprivileged families in Letchworth is praying that someone comes forward with a laptop and two drums which may have been stolen from him.
Frank Williams, who is a pastor at the RCCG Fragrance of Life Connections Church, was driving home from a service which he led on Sunday at about 2pm, when he realised that his boot was open and several items had fallen out.
The 52-year-old says he saw a woman driving a blue Ford Fiesta stop and pick up the laptop and drums on Northfield Road – by the 10A bus stop – but by the time he had turned round his car to meet her the vehicle was gone.
Frank said: “I didn’t realise while I was driving that I had left the boot open.
“When I saw a woman putting my things in her car I assumed she would be taking them to the police station – but nothing has been returned yet.
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“I really hope they are returned because the laptop has a lot of memories stored on it.”
Frank, and his wife Remi who is an administrator for the church, work tirelessly in the run up to Christmas to provide hampers for those less fortunate than themselves.
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The charitable pair buy the boxes and supplies themselves, and present families with beautifully presented hampers during the festive period.
As well as this they run week-long summer groups, normally in August during what would be school hours, to give children the chance to meet new people and learn activities together.
A police spokesman said: “We would like to appeal to anyone who may have seen anything or knows about the incident to get in touch with us as soon as possible.
“At the moment the incident is being logged as lost property, but it could be changed to ‘theft by finding’ if nothing is handed into us after a certain amount of time.”
If you have any information about the incident please contact the police non-emergency number 101.