Thief steals pension money from 91-year-old woman in Desborough

A 91-year-old woman had cash stolen from her after a man asked her if she could change a £2 coin.

Tuesday, 30th May 2017, 1:52 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 10:14 pm
Police are appealing for witnesses to the theft
Police are appealing for witnesses to the theft

The incident happened in Station Road, Desborough, between 10.15am and 10.30am on Wednesday, May 24.

A police spokesman said: “The victim was approached by a smartly dressed man and was looking in her purse for change for him, struggling to remove the coins.

“He then reached in, pretending to help, and is believed to stolen £70 from her purse.

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“This was her pension.”

The offender is described as white, aged between 30 and 40-years-old with a medium build, between 5ft 7in and 5ft 9in, with dark, medium-length hair and a local accent.

He wore a black suit.

Anyone with information can contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.