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Man steals purse of dead woman who was hit by a truck while she was laying on the street

By Mason White 1:12 PM February 9, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
Police are looking to arrest a heartless man on charges of theft after he allegedly stole a purse from a dying woman who was severely injured by a truck, police in the United Kingdom said.

The Greater Manchester Police said that around 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, officers were called to Leigh Road following reports about the 82-year-old woman who was hit by the tractor-trailer.

When police officers arrived at the scene, the woman was already dead.

Following the collision, police received information from witnesses that a man was seen stealing her purse before leaving.

He was described as being white, 6 feet tall, between 30 and 40 years old, medium build and sporting a dark brown beard. He wore a light grey hooded top with the hood pulled over his head, light blue jeans and black training shoes.

“This is one of the most disgusting crimes I have ever investigated, and I find it hard to believe that someone could stoop so low to commit such a horrific offense,” Detective Sergeant Neil Lawless said.