Burglar meets widow he stole ring from in Lancashire
Aug 19, 2010
from BBC News:
A teenage burglar who stole a widow's engagement ring and sold it has apologised to his victim saying he felt "bad for making an old lady cry".
The 18-year-old volunteered to meet the pensioner to make amends for breaking into her Lancaster home in July.
The pair met face-to-face at her home and she explained how the theft had left her feeling violated. It came only months after her husband lost a long battle with cancer.
She said she now had some "closure".
....The young man, who did not want to be identified, was convicted of burglary and ordered to pay compensation to his victim and carry out community service.
He did help police trace the engagement ring and return it to the elderly woman.
"I want to change and make the lady feel better.
"I just wanted to tell her I was sorry.
"Now that I've met her, I feel even worse - I feel bad for making an old lady cry after what I've done.
"I will keep in mind things she has told me and try to act on the advice she gave me about getting training."