Heartless thieves steal from blind retiree and his dying wife

Brierfield, UK - When an elderly, blind man was desperately looking for help for his dying wife, two thieves shamelessly took advantage of his situation.

Kelly Cassidy (42, l.) and Steven Morris (45, r.) promised to help blind Ronald Crowther (87), but instead they stole from him.
Kelly Cassidy (42, l.) and Steven Morris (45, r.) promised to help blind Ronald Crowther (87), but instead they stole from him.  © Lancashire police

Ronald Crowther, a blind man from Brierfield, England, was worried sick when his wife Dorothy was on the verge of dying and in desperate need for a doctor at 3 AM one night.

Her 87-year-old husband didn't think twice to get out of bed in the middle of the night, and ventured out to find help.

He breathed a sigh of relief when he came across two strangers, Steven Morris (45) and Kelly Cassidy (42), who offered to come with him and call an ambulance.

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The old man trusted in the couple's good intentions, as his wife was running out of time at home. He was happy he found some good Samaritans, even though it was past midnight.

Back in the apartment, Crowther immediately rushed to Dorothy, waiting by her side until the emergency would arrive. But instead of keeping their promise and calling 911, Morris and Cassidy helped themselves to cash and an iPhone before running away and leaving the couple in need to themselves.

Two days after the sick crime, Morris was sentenced to four years and three months and Cassidy was jailed for two and a half years at Burnley Crown Court, the Daily Star reported.

Security cameras captured the shocking crime

Beloved wife Dorothy died shortly after

Had the two criminals called 911, Dorothy might still be alive today. However, she died in her bed shortly after the two ran away with all their cash.

Crowther and Dorothy were reportedly married for over 60 years. After her husband went blind due to a work accident in the 1970s, Dorothy had dedicated her life to caring for her loved one.

"Yesterday was a bad day as it just brought it all back what we have gone through this last few months," the couple's daughter, Janet, said after the sentencing.

"But they [Morris and Cassidy] have got what they deserved; maybe it should have been longer but they have now got time to reflect on what they have done."

Cover photo: Lancashire police

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