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Police appeal: Search for two men after 87 year-old pensioner has purse stolen

14:09 05 February 2014

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Suspect one

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Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after an elderly woman had her money stolen during a distraction theft on Monday 23rd September 2013.

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After a short bus journey, the 87 year-old lady got off a 101 bus at Manor Park Church, High Street North, E6.

Two men she had seen on the bus approached her as she walked down the walkway leading to Bluebell Avenue at 10:00 hrs,

The first caught got her attention by saying she had dropped her newspaper. He then approached her with a newspaper putting it into her bag but then as he withdrew his hand he took the newspaper back out.

Both men then walked off towards High Street North before the elderly lady realised her money had been taken from her bag.

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The first man is described as a stocky Asian man in his 40s and between 5’ 08” and 6’ 00” tall. He was wearing a white shirt at the time and spoke with an Indian accent.

The second man is also described as a stocky Asian man in his 40s and about 5’ 10” tall.

Anyone with information or who recognises the men from the images is asked to call Newham police on 101 quoting reference CRIS 5324720/13. Alternatively, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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