Fearless Pensioner Fights Off Thief Who Tried To Steal Her Financial institution Card

It takes a reasonably sick particular person to focus on an aged individual, hoping, due to their outdated age, they’re going to be extra weak and doubtlessly have the ability to get away with the crime.

Whether or not it is petty theft or one thing extra critical, the prison’s ethical code have to be scraping the underside of the barrel to select on somebody who’s of their sundown years.

However we should not write off the aged utterly for not having the ability to stick up for themselves.

That could not be extra true than for an OAP who was captured beating the hell out of a thief who tried to steal her financial institution card.

Credit: BBC Crimewatch
Credit score: BBC Crimewatch

Doreen Jones was standing at a money machine whereas withdrawing cash in Birmingham when a thug got here up behind her and tried to nick the cardboard. Effectively, the 81-year-old wasn’t having any of it and snatched it again, all whereas grabbing the thief by her hair and collar.

She gave the tried prison the scare of her life, forcing the wannabe thief to run off.

Talking to BBC’s Crimewatch, Doreen stated: “She wasn’t anticipating me, I inform you. I assumed, ‘No, you are not having my cash, I’ve labored laborious for that’.

“She began screaming. I do not know why she was screaming, it was me that ought to have been screaming and crying.”

Sadly, whereas Doreen got here out on high of the scenario, she’s since suffered two coronary heart assaults.

Credit: BBC Crimewatch
Credit score: BBC Crimewatch

Police have launched the footage to the BBC in a bid to seek out the girl who tried to smash Ms Jones’ day.

West Midlands Police PSI Peter Rawlings additionally instructed Crimewatch: “We consider she was watching Doreen earlier than the incident and focused her as a result of she was aged and had a stick.

“Doreen’s a tricky woman and this suspect selected the improper pensioner.

“But it surely has had an impact on Doreen, she has had coronary heart issues because the incident which can be linked.”

It is much like the story of the OAP who fended off a wannabe robber together with her strolling stick.

Eighty-two-year outdated June Turner was working behind the counter at a newsagent at 6.30am earlier this month when a person got here in, armed with a metallic bar, and started demanding money.

Nevertheless, courageous June refused to provide him something and as an alternative turned the tables, lashing out together with her strolling stick. I guess he wasn’t anticipating that.

June stated she was ready to defend her household enterprise – AJ and J Newsagents in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent – ‘by any means mandatory’.

CCTV footage caught the second June fought again ‘hell for leather-based’ as the person went for the until.

The robber then pushed June to the bottom, took £50 ($60) and 6 pack of cigarettes.

June was checked over by paramedics after sustaining a black eye and a few bruising to her arm, however was again behind the until simply half an hour later. Superb.

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