"Despicable" blonde stole purse from collapsed pensioner"s handbag at Ringwood bus station


‘Despicable’ blonde stole purse from collapsed pensioner’s handbag at bus stop
Man and woman targeted 70-year-old lying unconscious on floor at Ringwood bus station, Hampshire
Pair stole purse while others rushed to help herCredit card later used to put 50 on a mobile phone

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UPDATED:

10:05 GMT, 28 November 2012

These are the two 'despicable' thieves who robbed an elderly woman as she lay passed out at a bus stop.

The 70-year-old had collapsed as she was waiting at the shelter in Ringwood, Hampshire.

A number of onlookers rushed to help the frail pensioner who was unconscious.

Despicable: The man and the woman were caught on CCTV a short time after the incident at Ringwood bus stop in Hampshire

Despicable: The man and the woman were caught on CCTV a short time after the incident at Ringwood bus station in Hampshire

But while they waited for an ambulance, a couple took advantage of the situation and removed her purse from her canvas shopping bag.

The theft wasn't discovered until she had recovered in hospital some time later.

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The woman has now been released from hospital but is said to have been left 'shaken' and 'very upset' by the incident at the bus stop, pictured

He added: 'I am appealing to the person or people who carried out this crime to hand themselves in.

'Or, if anyone recognises these people, please tell the police.

'I also would like to speak to those people who helped the woman. They may have information that can assist the investigation.'

The man – in his early to mid
twenties – is of medium build and wearing a dark hooded top with an
orange or gold motif across the front.

He wore jeans and white trainers.

The woman – of a similar age – has blonde shoulder-length hair and is of medium build.

She wore a dark jacket and carried a black and white stripped umbrella.