Police appeal to identify two women after pensioner is pickpocketed

Police are searching for these two women in connection with the theft (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Police are searching for these two women in connection with the theft (Picture: Metropolitan Police) - Credit: Met police

Detectives are appealing for information after a 77-year-old disabled woman had £1,000 stolen from her in Barking.


CCTV has been released of two women police would like to identify and speak to in connection with the incident.

Police were called to a report of a theft in the Money Shop on Station Parade in Barking on December 1, 2015 at about 2.50pm.

Some time between 1.45pm and 2.30pm, two suspects are alleged to have followed an elderly woman from a nearby bank into the shop after they saw her withdraw £1,000 from her account before placing the money into a bag and zipping it up.

While inside the Money Shop, one of the suspects stood in front of the victim and pick-pocketed the envelope from her bag.

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Both suspects then left the store. Once the victim got to the counter, she realised her envelope had been taken.

The first suspect is described as a slim built white woman, with long blonde hair. She was wearing a white scarf, a black jacket, blue jeans and carrying a black shoulder bag.

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The second suspect is described as a slim built woman with tied up brown hair held with a black band. She was wearing a black jacket and carrying a shoulder bag with a light coloured strap.

Anyone with any information should call Barking and Dagenham CID on 101 quoting reference number 196569 (suspect 1) or 196570 (suspect 2) or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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