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Robber tricks his way into pensioner's home

The Argus: Robber tricks his way into pensioner's home Robber tricks his way into pensioner's home

A man tricked his way into a pensioner's home by claiming he needed help supporting his baby before robbing her of hundreds of pounds.

The 82-year-old victim answered the door of her flat in Chesham Street, Brighton, at about 9pm on Sunday to a man who asked her for £10 to help support his baby.

The homeowner told the man to wait at the door and she went into her flat and closed the door but the man barged his way, grabbed a wallet containing hundreds of pounds from the victim and knocked her to the ground.

The victim suffered a minor cut to her arm but was very shaken and was taken to hospital to be examined.

Detective Constable Scott Moore said: "It looks like the man deliberately targeted the victim as she seems to have been the only person whose door he knocked on.

"She is very upset at what has happened.

"We need to speak to anyone who heard the victim scream during the incident and may have seen the burglar leaving."

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 1405 of 16/5, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk.

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6:49pm Fri 16 May 14

firemanste says...

this is disgusting and if he gets caught they should give him a big jail sentence.crime is wrong but this and nonces are the worst scum on the planet
this is disgusting and if he gets caught they should give him a big jail sentence.crime is wrong but this and nonces are the worst scum on the planet firemanste
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9:56pm Fri 16 May 14

jioker says...

taken sussex police 5 days to post this SHAME ON YOU AGAIN.this happened to my nan .if i caught the lil ..cant swear they would never walk again.never mind watch all the speed mobile cameras around easy targets for the police..
taken sussex police 5 days to post this SHAME ON YOU AGAIN.this happened to my nan .if i caught the lil ..cant swear they would never walk again.never mind watch all the speed mobile cameras around easy targets for the police.. jioker
  • Score: 3

12:23am Sat 17 May 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

I'd bring back the death sentence for this sort of evil scum bag. The elderly should be safe in their own homes, not robbed and assaulted.

I hope this poor lady recovers and gets the help she needs to feel safe in her own home again.
I'd bring back the death sentence for this sort of evil scum bag. The elderly should be safe in their own homes, not robbed and assaulted. I hope this poor lady recovers and gets the help she needs to feel safe in her own home again. getThisCoalitionOut
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