DUBLIN, Ohio (WCMH) – It was just a week ago when NBC4 told the story of a Columbus woman who had been robbed at gunpoint not once, but twice.
It was December 21, 2015 when a 75-year-old retired teacher was robbed at gunpoint at her home off Brice Road. The victim, with a gun at her head, gave the suspect what he wanted. She said he took several gold chains and an envelope filled with cash. She also said he forced her to take off two rings, one a family heirloom that dates back to the 1800s.
“The cameo belonged to my great, great, great Aunt Ivy. 1857. She had a chip on the side of her nose,” the victim said, describing the stolen ring.
A Powell couple saw the story that night and offered to help replace the stolen ring.
Scott and Beth Cevasco own Scott’s Custom Jewelers in Dublin. It is located at 6365 Perimeter Drive.
Scott said the woman’s story reminded him of his mother.
“I thought it was really sad that he did this while she was out there feeding their birds,” said Scott. “My mom she’s been doing bird feeders, maybe four or five at a time. She does it all year long.”
It broke the couple’s heart to hear how she’d been robbed, her precious family cameo ring ripped off her finger.
“We were watching together and I said, ‘hey we have that cameo ring that I had bought from a customer when we were over at our old store up in Akron,’” said Scott. “I love this piece. I’ve never wanted to give it away because not all cameos are created equal.”
But the couple wants to pass it on, no strings attached.
“I thought if someone could help her out in some way that it might make the pain a little bit less,” said Scott.
The cat and bird lover was touched by the gesture, but told NBC4 she needs time to think about it. She hopes her ring turns up.
“I just thank them from the bottom of my heart. There are so many good people left in the world,” she said.