Thief stole from partially sighted woman on bus in Rotherham

A thief is being hunted for stealing from a partially sighted woman on a bus in Rotherham.

Thursday, 30th November 2017, 11:47 am
Updated Wednesday, 6th December 2017, 11:57 am
Wellgate, Rotherham

The crook struck as an 82-year-old woman was travelling on the 114 bus from Middle Lane, Herringthorpe to Wellgate, between 11.35am and noon on Saturday, November 25.

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When the OAP got off the bus and arrived at a charity shop she realised that her purse, which contained cash and bankcards, had been stolen.

PC Pete Hague, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “This was the targeting of a vulnerable member of the community and I would urge everyone to be extra vigilant and to report any concerns they may have to police."

Witnesses or anyone with information should call 101 and quote C/156482/2017.