Mystery donor brings Christmas cheer to pensioner after Stevenage town centre cash point theft
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A mystery donor from Stevenage has brought some Christmas cheer to a pensioner who had a large amount of money stolen – after reading about her plight in the Comet.
An 80-year-old woman had withdrawn hundreds of pounds from a cash point outside Barclays Bank in Stevenage town centre on November 12 as she prepared for Christmas.
But after going into the nearby Marks and Spencer store, the victim – who has asked to remain anonymous – realised the money was no longer in her bag.
Reading the story published in the Comet on December 18 as part of a police appeal, a good Samaritan dropped off a hamper full of goodies and £200 in cash at Stevenage Police Station for the victim.
PCSO Ron Treadwell from the Stevenage Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “This was such a lovely gesture by a very kind resident. To be the victim of crime at any time of year is awful, but to take money meant for Christmas presents is especially cruel.
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“We would like to thank the mystery donor on behalf of Hertfordshire Constabulary and the victim, who was clearly moved by such a generous gesture.”
A CCTV image of a man police would like to speak to in connection with the theft was released as part of the witness appeal, but as yet nobody has been arrested or charged.
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If you have information about the crime call police on non-emergency number 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.