After feeling the wrath of an entire nation, callous robbers have returned a stolen laptop to the family of a 15-year-old girl who just recently died of cancer.
As the Daily Mail reported, Daisy Elbrow died on November 19 after a seven-month battle with a rare form of cancer known as renal cell carcinoma. Her mother, Natalie, went to visit her body at the hospice center she was living in one last time on November 23, and while she was away, burglars broke into her Dorset, England home and stole several items, including an Xbox One, Pandora earrings, cash, and laptop Daisy stored hundreds of photos on.
Because of the sentimentality of the photos, Natalie was most devastated by the loss of the computer, and she made a public plea for its safe return on social media and the post went viral.
“She spent more time in hospital than out and that laptop meant everything to her,” Natalie said of her daughter. “She was so weak that she was forced to spend most days in bed and it gave her a portal to the outside world. It had all her things on it and all her photos. It meant so much to Daisy.”
Earlier this week, the laptop was miraculously recovered, though the earrings, gaming equipment , and money remain unaccounted for. According to the Daily Mail, 32-year-old Caleb Warren and a 36-year-old woman have been charged in connection with the break-in and are due to appear in court in January.
Detective Sergeant Adam Woolman of Bournemouth CID, who was investigating the robbery, thanked the public for taking such an interest in the case and helping to facilitate its safe return.
“We are thrilled that Natalie has now been reunited with her daughter’s MacBook and we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who shared the appeal and to the member of the public who handed it in,” he said. “We have had a wonderful response from the community including lots of offers of rewards and replacements.”
(H/T: Daily Mail)