A BRITISH couple, who has suffered from a string of ‘devastating’ incidents, are making a public appeal to find stolen memory sticks with photos of their recently deceased dog.
Lynn Senior and husband Mark spend a lot of time in Spain, particularly the Costa Blanca, travelling around various places in their motorhome. She recently had her bag stolen from inside their motorhome while staying in El Campello.
As their motorhome had been broken into in 2010 while staying in Benicassim, and their laptop, mobile phones etc stolen, Lynn kept all important items in her handbag.
The next evening, their “beloved 14-year-old Border Collie, Ben, had a stroke” and they had to put him to sleep the following morning in La Marina.
“This was totally devastating for us, but what is more sad is the fact that in my handbag was my camera containing the last photograph I ever took of our beautiful dog,” said Lynn.
“The bag also contained more than €400, credit and debit cards, mobile phone, mp3 player, and glasses, and nine memory sticks with all my photos and music.
Since my laptop had been stolen from the van in 2010, I kept everything on memory sticks in case it happened again with the replacement.
The bag was snatched from the van while we were outside it speaking to French motorhomers who had parked their van next to ours,” said Lynn.
“We could see inside the van and the view to the cab was also clear.”
The crime was reported to the police on both occasions, but the Senior’s “feel we will have little chance of getting anything back. We certainly never expect to see the money again.
Aside from the hassle of having to cancel cards and re-apply for my driving licence, I feel annoyed as I am sure the bag will have just been emptied of the money and thrown away somewhere.
I would like to appeal to readers in case they happen upon a black leather haversack style bag with lots of zip pockets with a Nikon Cool Pix L22 digital camera and memory sticks in a small beige coloured tie top bag; we feel sure there are some honest people in the world willing to help us.”
If anybody finds any of these items, kindly contact EWN.
By Nicole Hallett