Another Grinch has decided to show up in Rochester, Minnesota. This time, the Grinch came in the form of a porch pirate on November 17th.  The items in the box that was stolen have huge sentimental value and the owner is desperately asking for the items to be returned, no questions asked.

Porch Pirate Steals Box Full of Precious, Sentimental Items in Rochester

I saw a note posted on social media that shouted,

I NEED YOUR HELP!

A PACKAGE OF MY DECEASED GRANDMOTHER'S BELONGINGS WAS TAKEN FROM MY RESIDENCE ON 11/17 ON 15TH ST

Zoe Cantu
Zoe Cantu
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Inside the box that was taken are priceless photos, cookbooks, sweaters, a pair of shoes, and a love bird statue.

Zoe Cantu
Zoe Cantu
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I reached out to the individual who had the box stolen to learn more about the special meaning behind all of the items in the box that are currently missing.  And you can see from Zoe's note below that the value of what was taken from her really is priceless:

"My grandmother was everything to me. She was the most extraordinary woman I have ever had the honor of knowing in my life, and as I often told her, I am proud to be her granddaughter. I can say that I am who I am today because of her influence, and my drive to make her proud by honoring what she has taught me in life. She taught me to work hard, to be kind, and to always be empathetic of situations I may not be able to understand. I am sure that whoever took that package did not mean to cause the hurt that they have to me personally. I cannot understand that person's experiences in their life, but I believe that they acted out of desperation and I can be empathetic towards that situation. I cannot go back in time, but I am doing EVERYTHING in my power to reach whoever did take that package from my stoop.

Zoe Cantu
Zoe Cantu
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My grandmother passed in June, her birthday fell right before mine on October 30, and mine is November 4. Given the time of year with the holidays, it has been challenging to say the least. This box held the last remnants of my memories of Claudia - letters I had written to her 20 plus years ago, photos of myself growing up with her and so much more. If there is anyone who has any information on a single item in this box, I am begging you to reach out to me. I will not ask questions, I do not care about why someone stole from me, but what I DO care about is having these items back in my posession. I am, and will continue, to do everything in my power to find these items, Claudia was my world and I hope that whoever has these things can understand a small piece of the hurt that I am experiencing."

Rochester, Minnesota Woman Pleading For Stolen Sentimental Items To Be Returned

On November 17th, 2022, a package was stolen in Rochester, Minnesota on 15th Street. The owner is asking for the following items to be returned as they are precious memories and items of a family member who recently passed away.

If you see these items anywhere or know where they are, the owner would love to have these returned, no questions asked. If you happen to see the items below somewhere and aren't sure how to reach the owner, feel free to send me an e-mail at jessica.williams@townsquaremedia.com and I can help make the connection so the items can be returned.

How to get the stolen items back to the owner in Rochester

The owner of the package isn't going to ask any questions.  She just wants this package back.  If you happen to see any of these items and you aren't sure how to reach the owner, send me a note at jessica.williams@townsquaremedia.com or to my Facebook page - Jessica On The Radio.  I'll help you get the items to the person they belong to.

Now, if you were the person who took the package, you obviously know where you took this from so if you could just go ahead and put it back where you found it, that would be the kind and right thing to do.

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