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Thieves snatch Bethnal Green pensioner's cash

PUBLISHED: 08:00 28 April 2010 | UPDATED: 15:56 05 October 2010

A 90-YEAR-OLD man was robbed of cash and his bank book as he got in a lift in a block of flats in Bethnal Green. The pensioner was in the lift in Kenton House, Mantus Close in Bethnal Green between 9.30 and 10.30am on Friday last week when two people join

A 90-YEAR-OLD man was robbed of cash and his bank book as he got in a lift in a block of flats in Bethnal Green.

The pensioner was in the lift in Kenton House, Mantus Close in Bethnal Green between 9.30 and 10.30am on Friday last week when two people joined him.

A woman stood in the doorway of the lift, holding its doors open, while a man thrust a map in his face and asked directions.

The victim told police that he felt the woman brush against him and once they had gone he realised that his cash and bank book were missing from his coat pocket.

Police have described the suspects as a white man, aged 20-30, wearing a multi-coloured, long-sleeved top, and a woman aged 20-30, wearing a white dress.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to contact Det Sgt Jane Topping in the robbery squad on 020 8217 7264 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Witnesses can also email towerhamletsrobberysquad@met.police.uk

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