Police raise £270 for Dagenham robbery victim, 76
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Police have raised more than £270 for a 76-year-old woman who was attacked and robbed in the street.
The victim, who has limited hearing, was pushed to the ground in Marston Avenue, Dagenham, at about 5pm on Wednesday January 28, after collecting her pension from the Post Office in Heathway.
The suspect, who was wearing a balaclava, grabbed her bag which contained her Freedom Pass and money to survive on.
Officers later found out she only had a pot of change to get by until her next pension payment.
Supt Sean Wilson visited the woman at her home on Sunday, February 1, and handed her the cash that officers had raised.
He said: “I would like to thank everyone on the borough who contributed to this cause.
“The victim and her family were clearly delighted and overwhelmed with our response.”
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Anyone with information should contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously in 0800 555 111.