Inside the life of Armani-clad thug branded the 'lowest of the low' for ... trends now

Inside the life of Armani-clad thug branded the 'lowest of the low' for ... trends now
Inside the life of Armani-clad thug branded the 'lowest of the low' for ... trends now

Inside the life of Armani-clad thug branded the 'lowest of the low' for ... trends now

A shameless thug who stole £1,100 from a generous disabled pensioner who had offered him some spare change is seemingly used to living a life of luxury, raising further questions over why he preyed on a vulnerable man.

Andrew Merritt, 34, stopped an 88-year-old victim in the street in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, and asked if he could spare him £2.

The innocent elderly man, who was on a mobility scooter, took his wallet out and went one step further by actually giving Merritt £3.10 

But CCTV then showed Merritt - who has been branded the 'lowest of the low' - hugging the man before grabbing his wallet, counting the large was of £20 banknotes and walking away smiling.

Merritt, who has previous convictions relating to 118 offences, then kept the cash and dumped the wallet nearby despite the man pleading for his wallet.

Photos from the thug's social media offer an insight into his luxury lifestyle as he is seen flaunting brands such as Armani. In other photos he is pictured smoking, partying with pals at nightclubs or flexing his muscles in the mirror at the gym.

Andrew Merritt is pictured wearing Armani clothes despite stealing from a generous disabled pensioner who offered him some spare change

Andrew Merritt is pictured wearing Armani clothes despite stealing from a generous disabled pensioner who offered him some spare change

The 34-year-old is pictured out partying with his friends at a nightclub. His social media gives an insight to his life

The 34-year-old is pictured out partying with his friends at a nightclub. His social media gives an insight to his life

Merritt (pictured flexing in the mirror at a gym) was branded the 'lowest of the low' for stealing from the pensioner

Merritt flexing at the gym

Merritt (pictured flexing at the gym) was branded the 'lowest of the low' for stealing from the pensioner

Merritt approached the man on his mobility scooter and stole his wallet. Here, he is pictured with a friend in an image from his social media

Merritt approached the man on his mobility scooter and stole his wallet. Here, he is pictured with a friend in an image from his social media

Merritt is pictured smoking. Concerned families have called for a crowdfunder to help the disabled pensioner.

Merritt is pictured smoking. Concerned families have called for a crowdfunder to help the disabled pensioner.

Merritt wearing Adidas

Merritt wearing Ellesse

Merritt wears a lot of branded clothes in his photos but still felt the need to steal from the pensioner. Here, Merritt is pictured wearing Adidas and Ellesse sportswear. 

It comes after concerned families have called for a crowdfunder to help the disabled pensioner.

Local Michael Brown commented on Facebook: 'I hope someone had a fundraiser for the old guy - that's a lot of money for most pensioners.'

Graham Fisher pledged to donate if one were set up, saying: 'If there is, I'll give £100.'

Commenting on Nottinghamshire Police's post about the story Lester Staples said: 'I wish there was a Gofundme page for the poor chap, I'd definitely help him get his money back!'

On X, formerly Twitter, one man branded Merritt 'gutter scum', and asked: 'Did the elderly man get his money back from this gutter scum?'

Another concerned reader asked: 'Did the victim get his money back and/or compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation

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