New Forest pensioner has Christmas cash stolen in doorstep scam

Bournemouth Echo: Distraction burglary: Victim 96-year-old Nora May Distraction burglary: Victim 96-year-old Nora May

A 96-year-old woman has fallen prey to burglars who cruelly stole hundreds of pounds of savings after conning her on her doorstep.

Money that was intended to cover her household bills and Christmas presents was taken from Nora May’s handbag after she was tricked into momentarily leaving her cottage while distraction burglars searched inside for the cash.

Mrs May said: “I just feel so angry with myself.”

The man who knocked on her door told her his company was doing some work on trees along her road and branches in her garden were in danger of touching overhead cables. Police believe an accomplice got into the New Forest property while the man was leading the pensioner towards the road.

They said the man is described as around 5ft tall, slim and thin faced wearing denim jeans and a white, hand-knitted jumper that was too big for him.

Investigating officer Det Con Darren Hooper also urged elderly residents to make sure they check the identification of anyone calling at their doors.

Anyone with information can contact Lyndhurst CID on 101 or alternatively telephone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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1:04pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Dont drop litter says...

in future, i think people found guilty of crimes like this had the exact nature of their crime tattood on their forehead.
in future, i think people found guilty of crimes like this had the exact nature of their crime tattood on their forehead. Dont drop litter

1:19pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Boredofthiscountry says...

Dont drop litter wrote:
in future, i think people found guilty of crimes like this had the exact nature of their crime tattood on their forehead.
Excellent idea
[quote][p][bold]Dont drop litter[/bold] wrote: in future, i think people found guilty of crimes like this had the exact nature of their crime tattood on their forehead.[/p][/quote]Excellent idea Boredofthiscountry

1:27pm Thu 8 Nov 12

spooki says...

5ft tall? Not a common height for a 'man'. I use the word loosely.
5ft tall? Not a common height for a 'man'. I use the word loosely. spooki

1:31pm Thu 8 Nov 12

ifordanglia says...

Frail lady - Christmas around the corner - shameless.

Echo - why not start a whip round?

I'm up for it.
Frail lady - Christmas around the corner - shameless. Echo - why not start a whip round? I'm up for it. ifordanglia

1:48pm Thu 8 Nov 12

PooleParky says...

ifordanglia wrote:
Frail lady - Christmas around the corner - shameless.

Echo - why not start a whip round?

I'm up for it.
Me too
[quote][p][bold]ifordanglia[/bold] wrote: Frail lady - Christmas around the corner - shameless. Echo - why not start a whip round? I'm up for it.[/p][/quote]Me too PooleParky

2:10pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Tjones:) says...

PooleParky wrote:
ifordanglia wrote:
Frail lady - Christmas around the corner - shameless.

Echo - why not start a whip round?

I'm up for it.
Me too
& me!!!!! dont know how he sleeps at night
[quote][p][bold]PooleParky[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ifordanglia[/bold] wrote: Frail lady - Christmas around the corner - shameless. Echo - why not start a whip round? I'm up for it.[/p][/quote]Me too[/p][/quote]& me!!!!! dont know how he sleeps at night Tjones:)

2:23pm Thu 8 Nov 12

slymo cherrie says...

whip him
thats harsh
whip him thats harsh slymo cherrie

3:52pm Thu 8 Nov 12

billy555 says...

PooleParky wrote:
ifordanglia wrote:
Frail lady - Christmas around the corner - shameless.

Echo - why not start a whip round?

I'm up for it.
Me too
And me .... Echo please start a collection.
[quote][p][bold]PooleParky[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ifordanglia[/bold] wrote: Frail lady - Christmas around the corner - shameless. Echo - why not start a whip round? I'm up for it.[/p][/quote]Me too[/p][/quote]And me .... Echo please start a collection. billy555

4:28pm Thu 8 Nov 12

mikeymagic2 says...

I'll chip in. Plus, if you find the **** I'll also lend a couple of whacks in his direction.
I'll chip in. Plus, if you find the **** I'll also lend a couple of whacks in his direction. mikeymagic2

4:45pm Thu 8 Nov 12

rudolph_hucker says...

billy555 wrote:
PooleParky wrote:
ifordanglia wrote:
Frail lady - Christmas around the corner - shameless.

Echo - why not start a whip round?

I'm up for it.
Me too
And me .... Echo please start a collection.
£10 waiting here
[quote][p][bold]billy555[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PooleParky[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ifordanglia[/bold] wrote: Frail lady - Christmas around the corner - shameless. Echo - why not start a whip round? I'm up for it.[/p][/quote]Me too[/p][/quote]And me .... Echo please start a collection.[/p][/quote]£10 waiting here rudolph_hucker

6:02pm Thu 8 Nov 12

manyogie says...

rudolph_hucker wrote:
billy555 wrote:
PooleParky wrote:
ifordanglia wrote:
Frail lady - Christmas around the corner - shameless.

Echo - why not start a whip round?

I'm up for it.
Me too
And me .... Echo please start a collection.
£10 waiting here
And me,
£10 here too,
[quote][p][bold]rudolph_hucker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billy555[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PooleParky[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ifordanglia[/bold] wrote: Frail lady - Christmas around the corner - shameless. Echo - why not start a whip round? I'm up for it.[/p][/quote]Me too[/p][/quote]And me .... Echo please start a collection.[/p][/quote]£10 waiting here[/p][/quote]And me, £10 here too, manyogie

6:04pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Chiqqy says...

rudolph_hucker wrote:
billy555 wrote:
PooleParky wrote:
ifordanglia wrote:
Frail lady - Christmas around the corner - shameless.

Echo - why not start a whip round?

I'm up for it.
Me too
And me .... Echo please start a collection.
£10 waiting here
Yes me too.

These types of criminal really make me angry. Thieves make me very angry.
[quote][p][bold]rudolph_hucker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billy555[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PooleParky[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ifordanglia[/bold] wrote: Frail lady - Christmas around the corner - shameless. Echo - why not start a whip round? I'm up for it.[/p][/quote]Me too[/p][/quote]And me .... Echo please start a collection.[/p][/quote]£10 waiting here[/p][/quote]Yes me too. These types of criminal really make me angry. Thieves make me very angry. Chiqqy

7:10pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Hobad1 says...

manyogie wrote:
rudolph_hucker wrote:
billy555 wrote:
PooleParky wrote:
ifordanglia wrote:
Frail lady - Christmas around the corner - shameless.

Echo - why not start a whip round?

I'm up for it.
Me too
And me .... Echo please start a collection.
£10 waiting here
And me,
£10 here too,
And me. C'mon Echo - get something started and give this lady a christmas to look forward to.
[quote][p][bold]manyogie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rudolph_hucker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billy555[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PooleParky[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ifordanglia[/bold] wrote: Frail lady - Christmas around the corner - shameless. Echo - why not start a whip round? I'm up for it.[/p][/quote]Me too[/p][/quote]And me .... Echo please start a collection.[/p][/quote]£10 waiting here[/p][/quote]And me, £10 here too,[/p][/quote]And me. C'mon Echo - get something started and give this lady a christmas to look forward to. Hobad1

9:09pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Jetwasher says...

I'd be more than pleased to chip in as well, I hope fate catches up with them, even if caught by the police some micky mouse judge that don't know the time of day will let them off anyway !
I'd be more than pleased to chip in as well, I hope fate catches up with them, even if caught by the police some micky mouse judge that don't know the time of day will let them off anyway ! Jetwasher

9:55am Fri 9 Nov 12

ifordanglia says...

Come on Echo.

Instead of the usual 'arms folded' hard done by stories we usually get from you, here is a true need for sympathy and support.

Here is your chance to silence (for a while) your critics here and do something noble for the community you represent.

Looks like there's the first £100 waiting right here and - being the season of goodwill (nearly) - you could match it or drum up some of your major advertisers to join in.

How about it?
Come on Echo. Instead of the usual 'arms folded' hard done by stories we usually get from you, here is a true need for sympathy and support. Here is your chance to silence (for a while) your critics here and do something noble for the community you represent. Looks like there's the first £100 waiting right here and - being the season of goodwill (nearly) - you could match it or drum up some of your major advertisers to join in. How about it? ifordanglia

10:46am Fri 9 Nov 12

MikeFrench says...

I have been out of work for over 5 years due to injury and am skint but I will gladly chuck £5 in..... I would rather go without for a few days just to put a smile back and faith in human nature
I have been out of work for over 5 years due to injury and am skint but I will gladly chuck £5 in..... I would rather go without for a few days just to put a smile back and faith in human nature MikeFrench

8:28pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Hobad1 says...

ifordanglia wrote:
Come on Echo.

Instead of the usual 'arms folded' hard done by stories we usually get from you, here is a true need for sympathy and support.

Here is your chance to silence (for a while) your critics here and do something noble for the community you represent.

Looks like there's the first £100 waiting right here and - being the season of goodwill (nearly) - you could match it or drum up some of your major advertisers to join in.

How about it?
Well said Ifordanglia. You started the idea for a whip around, and massive credit to you for that. I'm sure there will be plenty of people ready to donate, way more than have commented so far, we just need the Echo to get it started. If they don't, is there an easy way to set something up for people to donate to, that you know of ? Or anyone reading this....anyone know how we can do something good and show this lady that we are not all dirtbags, and us good folk would like to help her out. All constructive comments welcome :)
[quote][p][bold]ifordanglia[/bold] wrote: Come on Echo. Instead of the usual 'arms folded' hard done by stories we usually get from you, here is a true need for sympathy and support. Here is your chance to silence (for a while) your critics here and do something noble for the community you represent. Looks like there's the first £100 waiting right here and - being the season of goodwill (nearly) - you could match it or drum up some of your major advertisers to join in. How about it?[/p][/quote]Well said Ifordanglia. You started the idea for a whip around, and massive credit to you for that. I'm sure there will be plenty of people ready to donate, way more than have commented so far, we just need the Echo to get it started. If they don't, is there an easy way to set something up for people to donate to, that you know of ? Or anyone reading this....anyone know how we can do something good and show this lady that we are not all dirtbags, and us good folk would like to help her out. All constructive comments welcome :) Hobad1

8:32pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Hobad1 says...

MikeFrench wrote:
I have been out of work for over 5 years due to injury and am skint but I will gladly chuck £5 in..... I would rather go without for a few days just to put a smile back and faith in human nature
Nice one man.
[quote][p][bold]MikeFrench[/bold] wrote: I have been out of work for over 5 years due to injury and am skint but I will gladly chuck £5 in..... I would rather go without for a few days just to put a smile back and faith in human nature[/p][/quote]Nice one man. Hobad1

11:24am Sat 10 Nov 12

MikeFrench says...

ifordanglia wrote:
Come on Echo.

Instead of the usual 'arms folded' hard done by stories we usually get from you, here is a true need for sympathy and support.

Here is your chance to silence (for a while) your critics here and do something noble for the community you represent.

Looks like there's the first £100 waiting right here and - being the season of goodwill (nearly) - you could match it or drum up some of your major advertisers to join in.

How about it?
Over to you Sam Shepherd...........
[quote][p][bold]ifordanglia[/bold] wrote: Come on Echo. Instead of the usual 'arms folded' hard done by stories we usually get from you, here is a true need for sympathy and support. Here is your chance to silence (for a while) your critics here and do something noble for the community you represent. Looks like there's the first £100 waiting right here and - being the season of goodwill (nearly) - you could match it or drum up some of your major advertisers to join in. How about it?[/p][/quote]Over to you Sam Shepherd........... MikeFrench

11:30am Sat 10 Nov 12

MikeFrench says...

Hobad1 wrote:
MikeFrench wrote:
I have been out of work for over 5 years due to injury and am skint but I will gladly chuck £5 in..... I would rather go without for a few days just to put a smile back and faith in human nature
Nice one man.
Money will never solve the problem though Hobad1 - nor will the soft judges we have nowadays, I hope this can be organised to (like you said) show we are not all dirtbags.
[quote][p][bold]Hobad1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MikeFrench[/bold] wrote: I have been out of work for over 5 years due to injury and am skint but I will gladly chuck £5 in..... I would rather go without for a few days just to put a smile back and faith in human nature[/p][/quote]Nice one man.[/p][/quote]Money will never solve the problem though Hobad1 - nor will the soft judges we have nowadays, I hope this can be organised to (like you said) show we are not all dirtbags. MikeFrench

12:36pm Sat 10 Nov 12

elite50 says...

This lady will get more than she lost, THIS is what we are all about!
This lady will get more than she lost, THIS is what we are all about! elite50

12:52pm Mon 12 Nov 12

ifordanglia says...

Echo Echo Echo?

............the silence is deafening.

Shame :o(
Echo Echo Echo? ............the silence is deafening. Shame :o( ifordanglia

7:34am Wed 14 Nov 12

MikeFrench says...

Come on Sam, surely you can sort this out or know someone who can???
Come on Sam, surely you can sort this out or know someone who can??? MikeFrench

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