Heartless thieves steal flowers of sentimental value from outside Doncaster widow's house

Heartless thieves have stolen flowers of sentimental value from outside a Doncaster widow’s house, near the first anniversary of her husband’s death.

Thursday, 30th July 2020, 2:48 pm
Updated Thursday, 30th July 2020, 3:00 pm

A pot of flowers that Doina Pastuh’s late husband bought her, nearly a year since he passed away, were stolen from outside her home in the town centre on Thursday, July 23.

The 34-year-old who works in a Tesco warehouse, discovered the flowers had been taken when she woke up on Friday morning.

Doina is now appealing for anyone who spots the stolen plant pot and flowers to come forward with information.

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Doina and her husband Daniel, who passed away last year.

Her husband of nine and a half years, Daniel, died from liver failure at the home the shared together on July, 28, 2020.

The 34-year-old explained how angry she feels now thieves have taken her last memories of him.

She said: “They took everything, it was a lot of flowers and in that pot I had some bulbs with spring flowers from my husband.

“For me, this is not something simple, this is something special because I will never ever have something from him again.

The flowers which hold sentimental value were stolen outside Doina's house on Thursday, July 23.

“They are memories, they are something very precious for me, not just a pot with flowers.

“It doesn't hurt, I am just so angry.

“For them, they are just lazy they don't want to go to the shop and pot some flowers because you have to put them in the soil and so on.

“But for me, this is something very personal and precious, it makes me angry.”

Doina had previously planted the flowers in the garden her and Daniel shared before he passed away.

The 34-year-old who has since moved to a new property without a garden, left the plants outside her front door.

She continued: “There are thousands of pots of flowers in front of houses and nobody has taken them.

“But mine were there and the pot was really big, I just don't know who has the intention to take it.

“They were taken nearly one year since he died and for me last year, it was hell.”

Anyone with any information should email Doina via [email protected]

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