Crooks steal from Kokomo grandmother as she received chemotherapy

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KOKOMO, Ind. (December 14, 2015)- Thieves broke into a grandmother's home while she was at the hospital getting chemotherapy.

Shelly Grubb, 52, has been fighting ovarian cancer for the past four years.

“Now I’ve been told I’m going to take treatment for the rest of my life. It’ll be either the chemo that takes me or the cancer,” said Grubb.

Last Thursday afternoon, Grubb left her Kokomo home to go to the hospital in Indianapolis. She was gone for a few hours and during that time someone trashed her home.

“I don’t know how much lower you can get,” said Grubb.

The thieves took computers, credit cards, Grubb’s cancer medicine and gifts wrapped under the tree for her grandkids.

“They went through them and took what they wanted and left what they didn’t want,” said Grubb.

The thing that hurt this grandma the most is that her mother and grandmother’s jewelry is now gone.

“I mean, I don’t care they don’t even have to take it to me. Take it to anybody, take it to the police station, or take it to somebody to make sure I got it back. I just want it back,” said Grubb.

Grubb is still holding out hope that that the thieves will do the right thing and somehow return her irreplaceable jewelry.  When given the choice, Grubb has learned to always believe.

“My cancer doctor tells me all the time it’s a miracle I’m here because I’ve been through so much. I’ve died almost three times and I’ve been through so much and I’m still fighting,” said Grubb.

Even though Grubb is sick, she feels whoever did this is worse off than her.

“It’s sickening, it really is sickening. They need help. I’m sick, but to me, when somebody thinks that way and they don’t care, they got problems, they have issues,” said Grubb.

If you know anything about this crime you are asked to call Kokomo Police at 765-459-5101.

 

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