Heartless thief steals £160 from pensioner Christmas shopping in Taunton

This is The West Country: Heartless thief steals £160 from pensioner Christmas shopping in Taunton Heartless thief steals £160 from pensioner Christmas shopping in Taunton

A HEARTLESS thief who mugged a pensioner while he was Christmas shopping in Taunton over the weekend is on the run.

The victim, a 77-year-old man, was followed by a man as he walked away from the Lloyds Bank cashpoint in Fore Street and into East Street, at about 12.15pm on Sunday (December 1).

The man grabbed the victim’s wallet from his back pocket, which had £160 cash in it, and ran off towards the vehicle archway opposite Primark, through Sainsbury’s car park and towards Silver Street.

Investigating officer PC Gary Pethick said: “The victim was going to use the money to get his Christmas shopping so this is a particularly heartless crime.

“The main CCTV image shows a man walking behind the victim, while the other two shows the man running away.

"I would like the public to help me identify this man, so if you recognise him, please give us a call as soon as possible.”

Police hope to trace the man pictured in connection to the incident.

If you can help, please call PC Gary Pethick or PC James Breakwell via the 24-hour non-emergency number 101.

 

 

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6:10pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Gem64 says...

This is a dispicable act of cowardice, what a shameful place Taunton has become. Timpson's in Taunton is acting as a collection point for anyone who wishes to contribute to a collection to reimburse what the scum bag stole from this elderly gentleman.
This is a dispicable act of cowardice, what a shameful place Taunton has become. Timpson's in Taunton is acting as a collection point for anyone who wishes to contribute to a collection to reimburse what the scum bag stole from this elderly gentleman. Gem64

10:39am Wed 4 Dec 13

FreeSpeech? says...

Whats the betting he's from Eastern Europe.
Whats the betting he's from Eastern Europe. FreeSpeech?

12:39pm Wed 4 Dec 13

BaldyLocks says...

FreeSpeech? wrote:
Whats the betting he's from Eastern Europe.
What's the betting that you're a racist moron?
[quote][p][bold]FreeSpeech?[/bold] wrote: Whats the betting he's from Eastern Europe.[/p][/quote]What's the betting that you're a racist moron? BaldyLocks

9:07am Mon 9 Dec 13

FreeSpeech? says...

BaldyLocks wrote:
FreeSpeech? wrote:
Whats the betting he's from Eastern Europe.
What's the betting that you're a racist moron?
What's the betting your ignorant and hasn't got a clue what's going on around you, you also sound like a Liberal who'd deny the immigration problem doesn't exist and they don't commit crime.
[quote][p][bold]BaldyLocks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FreeSpeech?[/bold] wrote: Whats the betting he's from Eastern Europe.[/p][/quote]What's the betting that you're a racist moron?[/p][/quote]What's the betting your ignorant and hasn't got a clue what's going on around you, you also sound like a Liberal who'd deny the immigration problem doesn't exist and they don't commit crime. FreeSpeech?

9:12am Mon 9 Dec 13

FreeSpeech? says...

You can call me racist if you wish as long as you don't mind being called a Liberal ignoramus, this country has got an immigration problem and most of them are from Eastern Europe and just wait until Jan 1st.
You can call me racist if you wish as long as you don't mind being called a Liberal ignoramus, this country has got an immigration problem and most of them are from Eastern Europe and just wait until Jan 1st. FreeSpeech?

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