Money stolen from elderly man

17 Dec 2015 00:00 AM

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Police are appealing for information after money was stolen from a man in Washington.

The incident happened around 11.40am on Wednesday, December 16, in The Galleries Shopping Centre when two men took a bag from the victim, an 80 year old man. The man had withdrawn cash from the machine shortly before the offenders stole the bag.

One of the offenders is described as around 5ft 10 inches tall, skinny build, black hair and wearing a grey and black checked puffa jacket and tracksuit bottoms.

The second offender is described as around 30-35 years old, stocky build, about 6 ft tall with stubble and short black hair. He was wearing mid blue jeans, black trainers or shoes, a black quilted Barbour style jacket and grey and black checked scarf with white lines.

The victim was not injured in the incident.

Officers are carrying out enquiries into the incident and are appealing for witnesses. Anyone who was in the Galleries and saw two men fitting this description or with any information that could help is asked to come forward and pass this on to police.

Chief Inspector Sarah Pitt said: "An elderly man has had money stolen from him which at any time of the year is distressing but so close to Christmas it is particularly so. We need to trace the offenders and would ask anyone who has information that may help to please contact us."

Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 580 161215 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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