Welwyn Garden City family offers reward to catch thieves who preyed on great grandmother

PUBLISHED: 11:01 27 November 2015 | UPDATED: 11:01 27 November 2015

Natalie Rees' grandmother was targeted during the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on

Natalie Rees' grandmother was targeted during the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on

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A Welwyn Garden City family is offering a reward to catch the ‘despicable’ thieves who preyed on a vulnerable elderly shopper.

Natalie Rees is angry that thieves preyed on her grandmother in Welwyn Garden CityNatalie Rees is angry that thieves preyed on her grandmother in Welwyn Garden City

Natalie Rees has been left disgusted after her grandmother was targeted by thieves during Welwyn Garden City’s Christmas lights switch on event on Thursday, November 19.

The widow, aged 87, had all her money stolen and was forced to walk 2.5 miles in the rain to get home because she was unable to pay a bus or taxi fair.

The great grandmother-of-four, who suffers with Alzheimers and dementia, had drawn out cash to buy herself a new outfit at M&S for her sister’s birthday and spend at the Christmas market.

Company director Miss Rees took to Facebook to appeal for information from the public to track down the thieves.

She wrote: “As a family we will also offer a substantial reward for any info that results in the prosecution of these despicable members of society.”

Enquiries are on-going, including examining CCTV, and anyone who has any information about the incident is asked to contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via 101, quoting crime reference B1/15/3679.”


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