Post office pickpockets shamed on social media for stealing pensioner's purse

Post office pickpockets shamed on social media for stealing pensioner's purse

Post office pickpockets shamed on social media for stealing pensioner's purse

First published in News

Thieves who distracted a great-grandmother in her local post office and allegedly stole her purse have been ‘shamed’ on social media.

The 88-year-old, who does not wish to be named, was approached by a woman asking her questions about a shampoo while a man allegedly helped himself to her purse containing a post office bank card, bus pass and paperwork.

The pair were caught on CCTV in Braintree post office shortly before 1.20pm on July 18 and the woman’s son-in-law Mike Simmons took it upon himself to share the picture with friends.

Mr Simmons, 52, an IT consultant of Notley Road, asked the post office for a still from the footage and is pleased to see it has been shared over 200 times on Facebook since July 23.

* For the full story, see this week's Braintree and Witham Times.

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12:36pm Mon 4 Aug 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Evil Heartless Gits.

Let's hope they're NAMED as well as Shamed ASAP
Evil Heartless Gits. Let's hope they're NAMED as well as Shamed ASAP OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 6

4:01pm Mon 4 Aug 14

hughie-s says...

More likely the son-in-law and the post office will be facing Data Protection charges for releasing the images.
More likely the son-in-law and the post office will be facing Data Protection charges for releasing the images. hughie-s
  • Score: -1

1:00am Tue 5 Aug 14

Boris says...

Of course they have not been "shamed". That will only happen after they have been identified, arrested and convicted. And some people are impervious to shame.
Of course they have not been "shamed". That will only happen after they have been identified, arrested and convicted. And some people are impervious to shame. Boris
  • Score: 2

1:21pm Tue 5 Aug 14

brooks says...

they would not have targeted a pensioner if they were the kind of scum that felt any shame or remorse. Bring back the stocks. let them feel the shame!!!
they would not have targeted a pensioner if they were the kind of scum that felt any shame or remorse. Bring back the stocks. let them feel the shame!!! brooks
  • Score: 1

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