Media playback is unsupported on your device

Dorothy Mayer wants to meet burglar of Cardiff home

22 January 2014 Last updated at 20:19 GMT

A grieving pensioner, whose home was burgled the day before her grandson's funeral, says she wants to meet the thief who ransacked her home.

Dorothy Mayer returned from hospital to find cash, jewellery, a purse and phone had been stolen from her Cardiff home.

"I would love to meet him face to face and talk to him as a mother. I don't mean any damage to him, but there's got to be a reason," she said.

Now she is urging the offender to turn himself in.

Mrs Mayer, 79, returned to her home in Fairwater on 17 January after an appointment in hospital to find her front door was locked from the inside.

Her house had been ransacked and some belongings, including her wedding and engagement rings and a ring owned by her late husband, stolen.

The burglary happened the day before Mrs Mayer was to attend her grandson's funeral in Birmingham.

Christopher Vaughan, 18, drowned at Weymouth Harbour on 9 January.

Woman, 79, wants to meet burglar

Most watched

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.