Woman pushing pram steals purse from 'distressed' pensioner, 85, shopping alone

Northumbria Police issue CCTV imageNorthumbria Police issued CCTV of a woman they wish to speak to (Image: Northumbria Police)

The 85-year-old victim was targeted in the supermarket when her back was turned as she reached for fruit. The shameless thief, who was pushing a pram with a toddler in, grabbed hold of the pensioner's pull-along trolley, which contained the purse, cash and cards, reports Chronicle Live.

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To steal from anyone is unacceptable but to prey on an elderly woman while her back is turned is absolutely disgusting

Detective Constable Paul Kelly of Northumbria Police

Police have issued two CCTV images of someone they'd like to talk after the theft in Blyth, Northumberland, on March 27.

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It left the pensioner very distressed and she was comforted by shop staff before officers arrived.

Detective Constable Paul Kelly of Northumbria Police said: “To steal from anyone is unacceptable but to prey on an elderly woman while her back is turned is

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