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Theft from elderly man - Hull

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A woman pretended to try and help 91-year-old man to his train at Hull Paragon Interchange, before stealing money from his pocket.

Now we’d like to speak to this woman in connection – do you know who she is?

At around 10.45am on Friday (9 June), the woman befriended the man and walked him to Platform 5, on the pretence that she was showing him where his train was.

She put her hand in his trouser pocket and removed a quantity of cash. When the victim realised what was happening, he tried to push her away and she left the station, before getting into a taxi.

Investigating officer PC Kristene Mikkonen said: “Sometimes a crime beggars belief and this is one of those times – it is hard to understand a person befriending a clearly elderly man with the sole purpose of taking his money.

“We’d like to speak to this woman as we believe she may have information that could help the investigation. If you know her, please contact us.”

Anyone with information can contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting 285 of 9 June.

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