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Thief steals iPhone and cash from woman's car moments after Moordown crash
A WOMAN shaken up by a road accident believes her phone and cash were swiped by a thief posing as a good Samaritan.
Kirsty Bowden, 20, thought a passer-by was being kind when he held her hand after the crash and offered to move her car.
But he left the scene quickly afterwards and she soon discovered her cash and iPhone were gone.
Kirsty was driving along Wimborne Road near the Tesco Express at Moordown when the collision happened.
Her car ended up on a pavement and she banged her head on a window.
“I was out of my car and they had sat me on a bench,” said Kirsty, of West Howe.
“The guy that moved the car, he was really nice. I remember him holding my hand.
“He said ‘I’ll just move your car for you’.
“I asked a lady to get my phone out of my car so I could ring my mum and she said it was gone.
“After he had moved my car, he had moved on pretty quickly.
“I asked for my handbag and my purse was open.
“There was only about £15 in there but he’d still emptied every penny from my purse.”
The collision happened at around 5.30pm to 5.45pm last Wednesday and involved Kirsty’s blue Vauxhall Corsa and a Seat Leon.
“I can replace the £15 and the phone.
“It’s the fact that he knew the state I was in and he watched it happen, then he would go and steal from someone in a vulnerable condition. It’s quite sickening,” she said.
She said the man was tall, with dark hair, and may have been wearing a blue hoody.
He drove off in a yellow car, that is believed to be a Renault Megane.
A spokesman for Dorset Police said no one has been arrested and appealed for information from the public. Call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 if you can help.
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