'Tremendously brave' pensioner writes open letter to burglar

A pensioner from Cardiff has been praised for her 'tremendous bravery' after writing an open letter to whoever ransacked her home one day before she attended her grandson's funeral.

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Pensioner's plea after home wrecked by burglars

A 79-year-old burglary victim has written an open letter to those responsible. Dorothy Iris Mayer, from Cardiff, had her home ransacked and jewellery stolen.

"Pity you didn’t wait one more day, you would have had the house to yourself and maybe left it as you found it, clean and tidy, not like a tip.

“You obviously went with your muddy boots straight to the bedrooms where you left muddy prints all over my cream carpets, even the goods you threw on the floor, you walked over without any concern.

“I do hope you made a mistake and are caught. If it is stealing to pay for drugs you need help before it kills you, I would like to suggest you are made to go cold turkey and clean up your way of life."

– Open letter by Mrs Mayer

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