Pictures of pickpockets who pinched Pensioner's purse in Poundland

Pictures of pickpockets who pinched Pensioner's purse in Poundland

CCTV images of women wanted for pickpocketing pensioner in Poundland

CCTV images of women wanted for pickpocketing pensioner in Poundland

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

POLICE are searching for two women after an elderly lady was pick-pocketed whilst shopping.

A 93-year-old woman had her purse stolen before midday on June 27 in Poundland in Winchester.

It contained £30 in cash, bank cards and a photo of her husband.

Detectives have released CCTV images to try and track the women down, who have also been spotted approaching other elderly women and attempting to steal their purses, but without success.

The first woman is described as white, aged in her early 20s, and about 5ft 5ins tall. She was of a chunky build and had straight long black hair. She had an olive complexion and is described as maybe of Eastern European origin.

The second woman is described as white, aged in her late 40s to early 50s, between 5ft 8ins - 10ins tall and of proportionate build. She had fair to blonde long hair and was wearing glasses.

Detective Constable Steve Brown said: “These two women were actively targeting elderly women and made several attempts to steal from people shopping in the city.

“I would also like to advise people to ensure their purses are kept in closed handbags. It seems that one woman tried to distract the victim and the other stole the purse, so I would remind people to be aware of unknown people who may approach you while out shopping.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Det Con Brown at North Walls Police Station on 101 or call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.

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7:22pm Fri 15 Aug 14

cliffwalker says...

As is so often the case the images are of almost useless quality. Offenders know this so the presence of cameras is not a deterrent.
As is so often the case the images are of almost useless quality. Offenders know this so the presence of cameras is not a deterrent. cliffwalker
  • Score: 10

8:17pm Fri 15 Aug 14

bigfella777 says...

Everyone needs to wake up to this there are criminal gangs working in this city, rich/naive people off cruise ships equals crime and we can all become victims so beware.
Everyone needs to wake up to this there are criminal gangs working in this city, rich/naive people off cruise ships equals crime and we can all become victims so beware. bigfella777
  • Score: 9

11:53pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Loulou35 says...

This happen to my mum not so long ago in Southampton west quay, the very same day 4 other people were targeted... Pls ladies keep ya handbags close and ya money in the bank.... There only after cash they don't care wot else is in the purse, my mum had pictures in hers of her late mum which she will Neva get bk
This happen to my mum not so long ago in Southampton west quay, the very same day 4 other people were targeted... Pls ladies keep ya handbags close and ya money in the bank.... There only after cash they don't care wot else is in the purse, my mum had pictures in hers of her late mum which she will Neva get bk Loulou35
  • Score: 11

6:01am Sat 16 Aug 14

Woolston ollie says...

Southy & Big Fella. Were are you lets see you defend this immigrant. Lets all hear you happy clappers say it wasnt her fault.
The sooner we rid ourselves of those robbing thieving scum the better last week an old fella robbed by a gang of foreigners, pickpocketing this week, wake up people it will only get worse.
Southy & Big Fella. Were are you lets see you defend this immigrant. Lets all hear you happy clappers say it wasnt her fault. The sooner we rid ourselves of those robbing thieving scum the better last week an old fella robbed by a gang of foreigners, pickpocketing this week, wake up people it will only get worse. Woolston ollie
  • Score: 19

6:40am Sat 16 Aug 14

Woolston ollie says...

Have a look at the national news on DE and see the picture of the person beaten to a pulp in their own home by a gang of foriegn robbers and tell me it good to let them all in.
Our country is in a mess.
Have a look at the national news on DE and see the picture of the person beaten to a pulp in their own home by a gang of foriegn robbers and tell me it good to let them all in. Our country is in a mess. Woolston ollie
  • Score: 20

8:45am Sat 16 Aug 14

bigfella777 says...

Woolston ollie wrote:
Southy & Big Fella. Were are you lets see you defend this immigrant. Lets all hear you happy clappers say it wasnt her fault.
The sooner we rid ourselves of those robbing thieving scum the better last week an old fella robbed by a gang of foreigners, pickpocketing this week, wake up people it will only get worse.
How many murders in Woolston by non immigrants?
[quote][p][bold]Woolston ollie[/bold] wrote: Southy & Big Fella. Were are you lets see you defend this immigrant. Lets all hear you happy clappers say it wasnt her fault. The sooner we rid ourselves of those robbing thieving scum the better last week an old fella robbed by a gang of foreigners, pickpocketing this week, wake up people it will only get worse.[/p][/quote]How many murders in Woolston by non immigrants? bigfella777
  • Score: -8

8:52am Sat 16 Aug 14

Woolston ollie says...

Bigfella you are a numpty if thats all you can repond with, if can you not see what is going on around you you are a bigger fool than i first thought
Bigfella you are a numpty if thats all you can repond with, if can you not see what is going on around you you are a bigger fool than i first thought Woolston ollie
  • Score: 6

11:39am Sat 16 Aug 14

Charlie Bucket says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Woolston ollie wrote:
Southy & Big Fella. Were are you lets see you defend this immigrant. Lets all hear you happy clappers say it wasnt her fault.
The sooner we rid ourselves of those robbing thieving scum the better last week an old fella robbed by a gang of foreigners, pickpocketing this week, wake up people it will only get worse.
How many murders in Woolston by non immigrants?
Irrelevant. White crime doesn't count to cretins like ollie.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woolston ollie[/bold] wrote: Southy & Big Fella. Were are you lets see you defend this immigrant. Lets all hear you happy clappers say it wasnt her fault. The sooner we rid ourselves of those robbing thieving scum the better last week an old fella robbed by a gang of foreigners, pickpocketing this week, wake up people it will only get worse.[/p][/quote]How many murders in Woolston by non immigrants?[/p][/quote]Irrelevant. White crime doesn't count to cretins like ollie. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: -4

11:40am Sat 16 Aug 14

Charlie Bucket says...

Woolston ollie wrote:
Bigfella you are a numpty if thats all you can repond with, if can you not see what is going on around you you are a bigger fool than i first thought
You mean you can't answer? Interesting.
[quote][p][bold]Woolston ollie[/bold] wrote: Bigfella you are a numpty if thats all you can repond with, if can you not see what is going on around you you are a bigger fool than i first thought[/p][/quote]You mean you can't answer? Interesting. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: -1

1:21pm Sat 16 Aug 14

sass says...

Woolston ollie wrote:
Bigfella you are a numpty if thats all you can repond with, if can you not see what is going on around you you are a bigger fool than i first thought
"if can you not"..."you you". Yet you claim to think!
[quote][p][bold]Woolston ollie[/bold] wrote: Bigfella you are a numpty if thats all you can repond with, if can you not see what is going on around you you are a bigger fool than i first thought[/p][/quote]"if can you not"..."you you". Yet you claim to think! sass
  • Score: -2

3:09pm Sat 16 Aug 14

mickey01 says...

Eastern Europeans again!! when will it end ?? when this effin government comes to its knees and u.k.i.p gets in AND THE SOONER THE BETTER
Eastern Europeans again!! when will it end ?? when this effin government comes to its knees and u.k.i.p gets in AND THE SOONER THE BETTER mickey01
  • Score: 12

11:01pm Sat 16 Aug 14

mike coll says...

Scum in pondland, poundshop, poundworld,, no never, catch the thief, cut off the hand, problem solved, ho yes, then send them back to east europe.
Scum in pondland, poundshop, poundworld,, no never, catch the thief, cut off the hand, problem solved, ho yes, then send them back to east europe. mike coll
  • Score: 6

1:29pm Sun 17 Aug 14

sophisticated says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Woolston ollie wrote:
Southy & Big Fella. Were are you lets see you defend this immigrant. Lets all hear you happy clappers say it wasnt her fault.
The sooner we rid ourselves of those robbing thieving scum the better last week an old fella robbed by a gang of foreigners, pickpocketing this week, wake up people it will only get worse.
How many murders in Woolston by non immigrants?
Not the point ....
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woolston ollie[/bold] wrote: Southy & Big Fella. Were are you lets see you defend this immigrant. Lets all hear you happy clappers say it wasnt her fault. The sooner we rid ourselves of those robbing thieving scum the better last week an old fella robbed by a gang of foreigners, pickpocketing this week, wake up people it will only get worse.[/p][/quote]How many murders in Woolston by non immigrants?[/p][/quote]Not the point .... sophisticated
  • Score: 1

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