Roy Hobbs was robbed of his cash while shopping. He died just months later.
Roy Hobbs was robbed of his cash while shopping. He died just months later. Jann Houley

Shocking crime 'might have contributed' to retiree's death

A RETIREE who was robbed while shopping has died just months before he was due to take a dream holiday.

Roy Hobbs died on December 1, aged 85.

His grieving wife Patricia Hobbs said a brazen daylight robbery at the City Centre Plaza did not help his ailing health.

"Being upset and robbed certainly didn't help, it might even have contributed," Ms Hobbs said.

The couple's story came to public attention after Mr Hobbs grandson started a GoFundMe page to get back some of the $1100 stolen from his grandfather.

Read the full story at the The Morning Bulletin


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