A CANCER sufferer has been left “devastated” after a four leaf clover necklace given to her by her son for luck following her treatment was stolen by a thief.
The victim, a 43-year-old woman from Leeds who has not been named, was targeted while sat outside a pub at the city’s railway station with her partner.
She was given the necklace for good luck by her son after undergoing ‘intensive’ treatment for cancer but because of scarring left by the procedure she was unable to wear it and instead carried it in her purse.
While she was sat outside the Wetherspoons pub a woman stood next to her and spoke on her phone for some time, but moved a bag containing the purse with her foot while she was talking. She then put two bags down that she was carrying before picking them up along with the victim’s bag and leaving the station towards City Square.
British Transport Police are appealing for information about the theft at around 5.50pm on August 4 and have released images of a women they want to speak to in connection with the theft.
Police Constable Penny Halliwell, who is leading the investigation, said the victim was “devastated by having such a sentimental and important piece of jewellery stolen”.
She said: “We’re asking for help from members of the public to help us identify the woman caught on CCTV as we believe she may be able to assist us with our enquiries.
“The victim has been though such a difficult time over the past few months and it is vital that we do everything we can to try and trace her bag, return her necklace to her and find who is responsible for this theft.”
Anyone with information about the theft at Leeds station should call 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting background reference B1/NEA of 23/08/2013 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.