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Valley woman pleading with thieves to return wallet with her dad's driver's license inside

Posted at 6:04 PM, Dec 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-12 00:47:44-05

A Glendale woman is hoping that the crooks who stole her wallet at a Valley cemetery will at least give back an important inside -- her deceased father's driver's license.

"Who does that?" asked Allie Armas. "Who goes to a cemetery and does that?"

In an exclusive interview with ABC15, Armas said she was at the Resthaven Park Cemetery near 63rd Avenue and Northern Avenue in Glendale around 5:00 p.m. Sunday evening. 

She was a few feet away from her car, decorating her brother's grave for Christmas. She had just done the same to her father's, who is buried at the same cemetery. 

Armas admitted that her car was unlocked, as she was just a few feet away, but now it's something she is beating herself up for. 

While focused on her loved ones, she heard two car doors slam and then noticed a cream-colored SUV speed away. 

"I get in my car, turn on my car, and I look over to the seat on my passenger's side and I notice my wallet is gone," said Armas.

In her wallet, she had more than $400. But, she said she does not want the cash back. All she wants is her father's driver's license that she kept inside. 

"If you're out there, you know, keep the money," said a tearful Armas. "That doesn't matter. It's just the important contents that were in the wallet."

ABC15 reached out to Dignity Memorial, who owns Resthaven Cemetery for a comment, but we have not heard back.

Armas said cemetery personnel told her that there were no surveillance cameras in the area. 

She is hoping her story will be a warning to others to keep your guard up at all times, no matter where you are.