Cruel man seen on video grabbing cash from 91-year-old woman while withdrawing money from ATMBy Mason White 3:19 PM June 29, 2016
|Suspect stealing cash from elderly woman|
By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) Police are looking to arrest a cruel man on a charge of theft after being seen on video stealing cash from an elderly woman, according to police in the United Kingdom.
Manchester Police have released the video, showing the moment the man stole cash from the 91-year-old woman as she was making a withdrawal at a bank.
Around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, the woman was making the withdrawal from an ATM machine inside the Halifax bank on Market Street, when she was approached by the man.
The man put a leaflet in front of the woman’s face, attempting to distract her and block her view of the cash before he grabbed the money.
A member of the public attempted to intervene, but she was pushed to the ground by the offender who ran out of the bank.
A member of the staff attempted to pursue him, but was unable to catch the offender. He is described as an Asian man in his 20s, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall and of slim build with dark spots on his face.
Police Constable John Caulfield said: “The images in the footage may shock some people as I’m sure any decent person will struggle to understand how anybody could sink to such depths that they would target an elderly woman in such a way.
“Thankfully, nobody was seriously injured during the theft, but that does not in any way reduce the severity of the incident.”