The old Well in Well Street Trelawnyd
It was well st and not Welsh Street that the robbery took place
This story appeared in the local paper
The " Brave Woman" I know fairly well. She's a mom of two and stories about her ordeal have circulated the village like wildfire and have ranged from a tale of how she chased the thief down Well Street to how she was beaten up at the kitchen sink.
Whatever happened , it must have been a terribly upsetting experience and it has reminded us all in this rural part of North Wales to lock our doors at all times.
I think I have been lucky, but I have been the victim of crime on perhaps three occasions in my life.
I've had a cheque book ( remember those?) stolen years ago and the thief tried to use it in a Jewelry Shop where by kismet he was served by my twin sister. An opportunistic thief walked into our sheffield home and walked away with the Prof's laptop and of all things a small Japanese bowl and here in Trelawnyd someone lifted the Prof's old moped during our biggest and most successful Open Allotment Days........But I have never caught someone in the act.
It makes me think just what I would do if I did.
Would I grapple with a stranger to protect our belongings?
In the US, shooting an intruder may seem more acceptable than it would here.
I saw Gay Gordon this morning and he bellowed that any ginger haired sneakthief would get a swift boot up the arse if he caught him rummaging through Big Mary's knicker drawer.
The humour glossed over the fear that such an event has obviously caused him and many of the other locals.
How many of you have been the victim of crime? and what did you do about it?
I would be interested to know.......