When news happens, text SDE and your photos or videos to 80360. Or contact us by email and phone.
Woman steals £450 from 97-year-old man in Chandler's Ford
5:09pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in Crime
A WOMAN who stole a 97-year-old man's wallet after he collected his pension is being hunted by police.
Officers have now released a CCTV image of a woman they wish to identify in connection with the theft in Chandler's Ford.
At about 12.15 pm this afternoon, the man was resting against railings at Boots in the Fryern Arcade, Chandler’s Ford.
A woman asked him for the time. When he looked at his watch, the woman stole his wallet from the man’s jacket pocket.
The victim is 97-years-old and partially-sighted. His wallet contained about £450. He returned to the post office, where staff alerted police.
The woman is described as of Asian or Eastern European appearance with black hair swept into a bun. She is thin and 5ft 5.
She wore a three-quarter length camel-coloured jacket, faded jeans and trainers. She had a white scarf around her neck and, as she walked away, put on a white hat.
Police want to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw a woman in the Chandler’s Ford area who matches the description.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Targeted Patrol Team at Eastleigh on 101.
Comments are closed on this article.