Frail pensioner attacked and robbed in her mobility scooter

Frail pensioner attacked and robbed in mobility scooter

Frail pensioner attacked and robbed in mobility scooter

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Police are hunting two people who attacked and robbed a frail pensioner woman as she rode her mobility scooter.

The woman, who suffers from heart and lung problems, was targeted as she made her way to the Tesco Express store in Watson Walk, Totton.

The 71-year-old was approached by two people, one of whom struck her in the face causing severe bruising.

His accomplice - a woman aged 18-20 - reached into the scooter's front basket and removed a money bag containing more than £60 in notes and small change.

Police say the victim was left “traumatised” by the robbery, which occurred yesterday afternoon.

Detective Sergeant Matt Taylor said: “The circumstances of this incident are shocking. A 71-year-old woman on her mobility scooter was attacked and robbed, leaving her so shaken that she didn't realise she had been robbed until she returned home.

“The busy footpath is used by local residents to take their children to and from school. There could also have been a number of students in the area.”

The man who assaulted the pensioner is described as 5ft 8in, well built, with a ring through his bottom lip.

He was wearing a grey hooded top with the hood up, gloves with writing on the back, and black motorcycle boots. He spoke with a foreign accent.

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4:13pm Wed 13 Feb 13

CharlieOxbridge says...

Police are clearly looking for a Romanian!
Police are clearly looking for a Romanian! CharlieOxbridge
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4:24pm Wed 13 Feb 13

ohec says...

What a sad society we now live in when an old lady can't go about her daily life without some scumbag attacking her,the trouble is this attack could have long lasting consequences for the poor woman who may now be afraid to go out. I wish her well and hope she makes a good recovery, and on the of chance that the perpetrators read this article i hope they are proud of themselves.
What a sad society we now live in when an old lady can't go about her daily life without some scumbag attacking her,the trouble is this attack could have long lasting consequences for the poor woman who may now be afraid to go out. I wish her well and hope she makes a good recovery, and on the of chance that the perpetrators read this article i hope they are proud of themselves. ohec
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4:28pm Wed 13 Feb 13

naughtyeyes says...

this was my mother how would these little sh*ts feel if it was their mum/nan/or sister....this could of cause my mum a heart attack and she could have died....there is nothing to say delayed shock and stress could bring and attack on is there?
this was my mother how would these little sh*ts feel if it was their mum/nan/or sister....this could of cause my mum a heart attack and she could have died....there is nothing to say delayed shock and stress could bring and attack on is there? naughtyeyes
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4:50pm Wed 13 Feb 13

thomasupton says...

ohec wrote:
What a sad society we now live in when an old lady can't go about her daily life without some scumbag attacking her,the trouble is this attack could have long lasting consequences for the poor woman who may now be afraid to go out. I wish her well and hope she makes a good recovery, and on the of chance that the perpetrators read this article i hope they are proud of themselves.
Doubt they can read English. Signs of the times ahead. Only going to get worse.
[quote][p][bold]ohec[/bold] wrote: What a sad society we now live in when an old lady can't go about her daily life without some scumbag attacking her,the trouble is this attack could have long lasting consequences for the poor woman who may now be afraid to go out. I wish her well and hope she makes a good recovery, and on the of chance that the perpetrators read this article i hope they are proud of themselves.[/p][/quote]Doubt they can read English. Signs of the times ahead. Only going to get worse. thomasupton
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4:53pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Redondo Saint says...

Are these desperate people or is it a case of knowing there will be little the justice system will do to them?

Scum bags need to be thrown in the channel.
Are these desperate people or is it a case of knowing there will be little the justice system will do to them? Scum bags need to be thrown in the channel. Redondo Saint
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6:06pm Wed 13 Feb 13

cantthinkofone says...

Is it just my misperception, or is Totton getting increasingly worse for violence and muggings?
Is it just my misperception, or is Totton getting increasingly worse for violence and muggings? cantthinkofone
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10:13pm Wed 13 Feb 13

eurogordi says...

My daughter went to Totton today for the first time in ages and could not believe how much the town has deteriorated since she permanently lived here. She was shocked at the type of people the town now attracts and found the whole experience somewhat unpleasant.
My daughter went to Totton today for the first time in ages and could not believe how much the town has deteriorated since she permanently lived here. She was shocked at the type of people the town now attracts and found the whole experience somewhat unpleasant. eurogordi
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10:55pm Wed 13 Feb 13

florida saint says...

hang the coward b@stards
hang the coward b@stards florida saint
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11:06pm Wed 13 Feb 13

sotonbev says...

Poxy foreigners again, they are the bane of this Country, hope the police catch these two parasites, and wishing the lady a speedy recovery.
Poxy foreigners again, they are the bane of this Country, hope the police catch these two parasites, and wishing the lady a speedy recovery. sotonbev
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5:11am Thu 14 Feb 13

Rob Apostrophe says...

Thieving foreigners. Gas them all
Thieving foreigners. Gas them all Rob Apostrophe
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9:13am Thu 14 Feb 13

Subject48 says...

UKIPS is achieveing mass hysteria I see.
UKIPS is achieveing mass hysteria I see. Subject48
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9:26am Thu 14 Feb 13

Tone says...

Rob Apostrophe wrote:
Thieving foreigners. Gas them all
How unbelievably narrow minded and bigoted. Thankfully we don't all think like you.
[quote][p][bold]Rob Apostrophe[/bold] wrote: Thieving foreigners. Gas them all[/p][/quote]How unbelievably narrow minded and bigoted. Thankfully we don't all think like you. Tone
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11:30am Thu 14 Feb 13

CharlieOxbridge says...

Subject48 wrote:
UKIPS is achieveing mass hysteria I see.
Absolutely - crime and foreigners linked... what a ridiculous thing say :0/
[quote][p][bold]Subject48[/bold] wrote: UKIPS is achieveing mass hysteria I see.[/p][/quote]Absolutely - crime and foreigners linked... what a ridiculous thing say :0/ CharlieOxbridge
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5:38pm Thu 14 Feb 13

cantthinkofone says...

Tone wrote:
Rob Apostrophe wrote:
Thieving foreigners. Gas them all
How unbelievably narrow minded and bigoted. Thankfully we don't all think like you.
I suspect Rob's post was parody....


...bleedin hope so anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Tone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rob Apostrophe[/bold] wrote: Thieving foreigners. Gas them all[/p][/quote]How unbelievably narrow minded and bigoted. Thankfully we don't all think like you.[/p][/quote]I suspect Rob's post was parody.... ...bleedin hope so anyway. cantthinkofone
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