Lulu chases thief as she"s mugged at cash machine


You make me wanna shout… stop thief!: Pop legend Lulu chases robber after he snatches her bank card at cash machineThe 5ft 1in star was robbed as she went to withdraw cash in KensingtonShe then chased after the thief before calling the police for help
Cashpoint is just a few hundred yards from the Kensington Palace home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

By
Charlotte Griffiths

PUBLISHED:

23:45 GMT, 2 March 2013

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UPDATED:

01:45 GMT, 3 March 2013

Pop legend Lulu has been the victim of a frightening cashpoint robbery – a few hundred yards from the Kensington Palace home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The 64-year-old singer had her bank card stolen as she was about to withdraw money from a cash machine.

Bravely, the 5ft 1in star chased after the thief, screaming for help.

Distressed: Singer Lulu talks to a police officer just moments after the incident in central London

Distressed: Singer Lulu talks to a police officer just moments after the incident in central London

‘She was stunned for a moment, then she ran after him shouting, “My card. That man’s got my card,”’ a witness said.

Lulu had visited the cashpoint at the NatWest on a corner of Kensington High Street – the nearest bank to the Palace in West London – after shopping for groceries at the American health supermarket Whole Foods.

Lulu visited the cashpoint after shopping for groceries at American health supermarket Whole Foods

Lulu visited the cashpoint after shopping for groceries at the supermarket Whole Foods

Our exclusive picture shows a clearly distressed Lulu talking to a policeman in her car just minutes after the incident.

She had been distracted by a man who said the cash machine wasn’t working and covered it with a white sticker.

He told her to go inside the bank,
but suddenly snatched her card, pulled his baseball cap low and ran down
the street to his getaway car, a green Ford – with Lulu in hot pursuit.

The robber jumped into the car in a nearby square and drove off, the wrong way, down a one-way street.

Lulu, who grew up in Glasgow, called the police and they arrived at the scene within minutes.

Last
night, a spokesman for the Met said: ‘We were called at 5.30pm on
February 28 after a woman was the victim of a distraction theft at a
cashpoint in Kensington High Street

‘The victim had her bank card taken.

'We are investigating but there has been no arrest at this time.’

The incident happened outside this Natwest bank cashpoint on kensington High Street - the nearest cashpoint to Kensington Palace

The incident happened outside this Natwest bank cashpoint on Kensington High Street – the nearest cashpoint to Kensington Palace