Distraught grandmother appeals for return of her bag which was stolen in Chatteris

Abbey Flack had her bag stolen on Thursday in Chatteris

Abbey Flack had her bag stolen on Thursday in Chatteris - Credit: Archant

A 65-YEAR-OLD woman has appealed for the return of her bag, which was stolen from a charity shop in Chatteris on Thursday.

The black bag disappeared while Abbey Flack was shopping for clothes for her five year old grandson in Branching Out, on Chatteris High Street.

Her passport, a Hannah Montana purse containing more than £200 rent money and personal belongings were in the bag, which had a parrot keyring attached to it.

She said: “I’m really gutted. I was doing my weekly shop and when I went into the Branching out charity shop I had my bag with me with my rent money in it and my passport which I had just collected from the post office.

“I must have been there from 12.15 until 12.40. When I got back to my flat I realised I did not have my bag with me. “I went back down the charity shop and no one had handed it in.”


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Abbey lives on her own and has health issues, She had a heart attack four years ago and suffers from arthritis.

Her daughter lives in America and she is worried she will not be able to visit her because her passport has been taken.

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She said: “She’s been saving for me to go visit her at the end of next year but that plan has been ruined because I can’t afford a new passport,

“I’m stressed out. People that take something that does not belong to them are not honest. If I found a bag I would take it to the police station.”

Abbey is offering a reward for the return of her passport and bag.

She said: “I don’t have much money but I’m willing to give £20 if someone returns the bag with the passport.”

If you have any information about the bag contact Abbey on 07825912013

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