Chandler’s Ford OAP aged 97 is robbed


A 97 year- old partially sighted man has been robbed while collecting his pension in Chandler’s Ford.


Police at Eastleigh are seeking witnesses who might be able to identify a woman police suspect may have taken  the man’s wallet after he collected his pension at the post office in the Fryern Arcade, Chandler’s Ford.


At about 12.15 pm today  (Thursday, September 26) the man was resting against railings at Boots in the Arcade.  A woman asked him for the time.  When he looked at his watch, police say the woman stole his wallet from the man’s jacket pocket.


The victim is 97 and partially-sighted.  His wallet contained about £450.  He returned to the post office, where staff alerted police.


The woman police wish to speak to is described as of Asian or Eastern European appearance with black hair swept into a bun.  She is thin and about 5ft 4-6ins tall.  She wore a three-quarter length camel-coloured jacket, faded jeans and trainers.  She had a white scarf around her neck and, as she walked away, put on a white hat.


Police want to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw a woman in the Chandler’s Ford area who matches the description.


Anyone with information is asked to contact the Targeted Patrol Team at Eastleigh on 101.

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