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Police Appeal After Pensioner's Wallet Is Stolen

Friday October 25 2013

POLICE investigating an alleged distraction burglary at an 83-year-old man’s home in Barnsley are appealing for information and for witnesses to come forward.

On the morning of October 18 it's reported that a teenage boy attended an address on the Meadow Crescent area of Royston asking for sponsorship.

The homeowner, an 83-year-old man, sponsored the boy.

Later in the afternoon it's believed that the boy returned to the address and allegedly took a wallet and cash.

The suspect is described as a white male, 14-15 years old, 5 foot 5 inches tall and of slight build with short fair hair.

He was wearing a light blue or grey bomber-style jacket.

Anyone with any information or who believes they may have witnessed this alleged incident is urged to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 623 of October 18, 2013.

Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Reply Posted by Wing nut on Friday October 25 2013 at 12:33
We should chop their hands off when we catch them, thieving little brat, but the do gooders wouldn't like us to do that would they.

Reply Posted by Chelpingwench on Friday October 25 2013 at 12:51
If they do find the little scrote, he'll only get a slap on the wrist. The victim has to live with what he's done and will most likely be afraid of it happening again. A similar thing happened to my Nan, she was targeted by a distraction burglar and conmen within a matter of months of each other, within 6 months she'd had a major stroke and died. I fully believe the stress of both incidents caused her death and nobody was brought to justice. The judicial system is a joke and not enough is done to protect the elderly in this country.

Reply Posted by Ackerman on Friday October 25 2013 at 17:09
Hope whoever took this wallet is proud of themselfs, Get a job if you not old enough get a paper round!!

Reply Posted by Brad on Saturday October 26 2013 at 20:48
******* Horendus!, Litttle smack rats only do it to vulnerable if they tried robbing my Grandparents i'd Knock there front teeth out!!

Reply Posted by pru on Monday October 28 2013 at 12:11
If this gentleman has family I suggest when they find out who it is to break every single 1 of his fingers.

Reply Posted by justice on Monday October 28 2013 at 12:27
a good beating might make him think about wanting to do it again