Do you recognise couple who robbed unconsious pensioner?

Bournemouth Echo: Do you recognise couple who robbed unconsious pensioner? Do you recognise couple who robbed unconsious pensioner?

"Despicable" thieves robbed an elderly woman as she passed out at a bus stop.

The 70-year-old had fallen ill in Meeting House Lane in Ringwood between 1.45pm and 2.15pm on Wednesday November 21.

A number of people came to her aid, but someone stole her purse from a canvas shopping bag while she was unconscious.

The theft was not discovered until she was in hospital but by then her credit card had been used to put £50 credit on a mobile phone, and there was an attempt to get cash at a bank in Christchurch High Street.

CCTV shows a man and a woman with the shopping bag. Both appear to be in their early to mid-twenties. The man is of medium build and wearing a dark hooded top with an orange or gold motif across the front. He wore jeans and white trainers.

The woman has blonde shoulder-length hair and is of medium build. She wore a dark jacket and carried a black and white stripped umbrella.

PC Tom Neale said: “This is an opportunist and, frankly, despicable act.”

Anyone with information should call PC Neale at Ringwood police station on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity line on 0800 555 111.

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2:21pm Tue 27 Nov 12

polblagger says...

Scum.
Scum. polblagger
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2:33pm Tue 27 Nov 12

oversixty says...

What a sick society we are:-(
What a sick society we are:-( oversixty
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2:33pm Tue 27 Nov 12

oversixty says...

What a sick society we are:-(
What a sick society we are:-( oversixty
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2:34pm Tue 27 Nov 12

wonderway says...

if money was put on mobile phone shorely this can be removed by network provider and phone traced to user location if they really want to catch them
if money was put on mobile phone shorely this can be removed by network provider and phone traced to user location if they really want to catch them wonderway
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2:52pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Bob49 says...

I wonder what the reaction would be to this despicable act if it had happened in Boscombe
I wonder what the reaction would be to this despicable act if it had happened in Boscombe Bob49
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3:05pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Niki1 says...

They should let the family deal with them when they catch them!!!!!!!!! Scumbags
They should let the family deal with them when they catch them!!!!!!!!! Scumbags Niki1
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3:21pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Ohec Blimey says...

"unconsious" ?

Please can somebody at Ohec Towers proof read this before printing?
"unconsious" ? Please can somebody at Ohec Towers proof read this before printing? Ohec Blimey
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4:15pm Tue 27 Nov 12

sea poole says...

Ohec -and would that influence your opinion of the article?
Ohec -and would that influence your opinion of the article? sea poole
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5:26pm Tue 27 Nov 12

spooki says...

What a horrible pair these 'people' are. Although I wish people would keep their purses in proper handbags! Thieves will take any opportunity to steal what isn't theirs and the amount of women I see with purses either carried in their hand, their open shopping bags or in a handbag but swinging in their hand. I have also seen purses shoved in the top of pushchair hoods. If you keep your things as close to your body as possible then at least you can feel it or it's harder to take.
Could the mobile phone company not track the credit sale down and do something? I personally dont class 70 as 'elderly' and the cctv image isn't very clear.
I hope this lady recovers well from this despicable theft and finds out why she fainted in the first place.
What a horrible pair these 'people' are. Although I wish people would keep their purses in proper handbags! Thieves will take any opportunity to steal what isn't theirs and the amount of women I see with purses either carried in their hand, their open shopping bags or in a handbag but swinging in their hand. I have also seen purses shoved in the top of pushchair hoods. If you keep your things as close to your body as possible then at least you can feel it or it's harder to take. Could the mobile phone company not track the credit sale down and do something? I personally dont class 70 as 'elderly' and the cctv image isn't very clear. I hope this lady recovers well from this despicable theft and finds out why she fainted in the first place. spooki
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7:08pm Tue 27 Nov 12

pete woodley says...

Despite police warning the public do not take enough care in crime prevention,spooki is quite right.
Despite police warning the public do not take enough care in crime prevention,spooki is quite right. pete woodley
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7:09pm Tue 27 Nov 12

fletch for manager says...

Scum.. Hopefully someone will get hold of them both when identified and deal with them..
Scum.. Hopefully someone will get hold of them both when identified and deal with them.. fletch for manager
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7:40pm Tue 27 Nov 12

geoffro says...

I think it's disgusting that in this day and age we can't get better cctv coverage so we can name and shame the scumbags
I think it's disgusting that in this day and age we can't get better cctv coverage so we can name and shame the scumbags geoffro
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7:40pm Tue 27 Nov 12

geoffro says...

I think it's disgusting that in this day and age we can't get better cctv coverage so we can name and shame the scumbags
I think it's disgusting that in this day and age we can't get better cctv coverage so we can name and shame the scumbags geoffro
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8:30pm Tue 27 Nov 12

bobsworthforever says...

I agree cctv is not worth the money if no one can identify any of these scum.
I agree cctv is not worth the money if no one can identify any of these scum. bobsworthforever
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8:30pm Tue 27 Nov 12

bobsworthforever says...

I agree cctv is not worth the money if no one can identify any of these scum.
I agree cctv is not worth the money if no one can identify any of these scum. bobsworthforever
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8:52pm Tue 27 Nov 12

ifordcherry says...

I want to put this post on twice as well !!
I want to put this post on twice as well !! ifordcherry
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8:53pm Tue 27 Nov 12

ifordcherry says...

I want to put this post on twice as well !!
I want to put this post on twice as well !! ifordcherry
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10:18pm Tue 27 Nov 12

beachcomber1 says...

Bob49 wrote:
I wonder what the reaction would be to this despicable act if it had happened in Boscombe
lol there'd be a bit more than 17 responses!
[quote][p][bold]Bob49[/bold] wrote: I wonder what the reaction would be to this despicable act if it had happened in Boscombe[/p][/quote]lol there'd be a bit more than 17 responses! beachcomber1
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6:33am Wed 28 Nov 12

hamworthygirl says...

Terrible people hope that Karma or the police will get them soon. My best wishes to the poor lady. I wonder if her pin was on in he purse as they must have needed it to use the card, unless they signed and forged her signature. It is best to have a handbag or your purse or wallet in an inside pocket when shopping.
Terrible people hope that Karma or the police will get them soon. My best wishes to the poor lady. I wonder if her pin was on in he purse as they must have needed it to use the card, unless they signed and forged her signature. It is best to have a handbag or your purse or wallet in an inside pocket when shopping. hamworthygirl
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5:31pm Wed 28 Nov 12

ShuttleX says...

If this is the best photo the cctv can come up with, what is the point of having it? What about the shop one where they used the card, or the one from the bank? Even if they are caught, they will say they found the card and the police will have a hard job proving different with this type of photo.

Hopefully the bank will reimburse this lady. As it was used before it was reported stolen, I wouldn't be surprised to hear the bank said no. That's the sort of country we live in now.

I do hope the lady has recovered from whatever caused her to pass out, and she doesn't let these toerags get her down.
If this is the best photo the cctv can come up with, what is the point of having it? What about the shop one where they used the card, or the one from the bank? Even if they are caught, they will say they found the card and the police will have a hard job proving different with this type of photo. Hopefully the bank will reimburse this lady. As it was used before it was reported stolen, I wouldn't be surprised to hear the bank said no. That's the sort of country we live in now. I do hope the lady has recovered from whatever caused her to pass out, and she doesn't let these toerags get her down. ShuttleX
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4:06am Thu 29 Nov 12

Tom 'Boscombe' Jones says...

Bob49 wrote:
I wonder what the reaction would be to this despicable act if it had happened in Boscombe
Hmm, good point Bob. Why do they bother with such poor quality CCTV pictures, those fuzzy silhouettes look like just about anyone.
[quote][p][bold]Bob49[/bold] wrote: I wonder what the reaction would be to this despicable act if it had happened in Boscombe[/p][/quote]Hmm, good point Bob. Why do they bother with such poor quality CCTV pictures, those fuzzy silhouettes look like just about anyone. Tom 'Boscombe' Jones
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