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Pregnant teen turns aunt and father in to police after they robbed a woman

By Mason White 4:37 PM July 4, 2017
Colin, Janine and Cora Patterson
Colin, Janine and Cora Patterson
By: Alexis Bell

A teenager was looking forward to making her father a proud grandfather, but that all changed with a Facebook post.

19-year-old Cora Patterson of the United Kingdom, came across a Facebook post that was asking people to help identify two thieves.

When Patterson watched the surveillance video of the man and woman, who robbed a woman, she immediately recognized them as her father and aunt.

She responded to the message: “I’ll tell you the names, Colin and Janine Patterson. I’m absolutely ashamed to call them my dad and auntie.”

Police were called and the siblings were arrested.

According to the arrest report, Colin and Janine Patterson broke into the home of Marlene Stott, and stole items, including jewelry. These items were given to the victim on her 21st birthday by her late parents before they died.

Cora’s father, who had 34 previous convictions for burglary, was angry with his daughter over the arrest and texted her, saying that she will never see him again.

Cora responded that she thought he was going to change for her and his soon-to-be born grandchild.

Judge Timothy Stead at the Bolton Crown Court commended Cora for her bravery in turning her family members over to police to face justice.

Cora’s father was sentenced to four years in prison while his sister was sentenced to 30 months in prison for this crime and an additional six months in prison for a previous crime for which she was serving a suspended sentence.

Cora said that her parents separated when she was young and her father wasn’t around much. However, she has great memories from the times that he came see her.

“I still had a real soft spot for him, I suppose I always wished he would change,” she said.