Information appeal by West Midlands Police after thousands of pounds in cash was stolen from a pensioner in Selly Oak.
The 81-year-old man went to the Post Office on Oak Tree Lane to collect his pension on Tuesday 6th September, at around 1pm. Officers believe that the suspects witnessed the gentleman counting out his pension and placing it in a bag whilst in the branch.
It is understood that the duo then followed him from the Post Office to the Katie Road walk-in centre, where the man – pictured – made an unsuccessful attempt to grab the carrier bag
A short time later the victim returned to his car on Katie Road and put the bag containing the cash into the boot before getting into the driver’s seat.
To distracted the victim, the woman jumped into the passenger seat which enabled her accomplice to take the bag from the boot of the car.
The pair then made off with the elderly male’s pension in the direction of Winnie Road at around 1.55pm.
Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Philip Hinton, said: “This was a despicable crime carried out against a vulnerable elderly man and he has been left understandably shaken by what happened.
“We are determined to catch those responsible and are appealing to the public to help us identify the suspects swiftly. Please contact us at the earliest possible opportunity if you think you know who is responsible.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Acquisitive Crime Team at Bournville Police Station by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org quoting crime no. 20BS/173308H/16.