Blind World War 2 veteran has pension stolen in Beeston


West-Yorkshire-PoliceOn Thursday 14 November between 4pm and 5pm outside the Post Office, 89 Old Lane, Beeston a 90 year old World War 2 veteran, who is registered blind due to his service in the campaign to liberate Europe, was subjected to a theft after he had just withdrawn £600.

The female suspect approached the victim suggesting that she helps to put the money at the bottom of the bag he is carrying. The suspect took the money and pretended to place the money at the bottom of his bag, but stole the money and then walked off.

The suspect is described as 40-45 year old woman, 5’1 tall, slight build with short dark hair, softly and well spoken, with a square jawed, mannish face.

A suspect has been arrested and is on police bail, but Holbeck Neighbourhood Policing Team would like to speak to anyone who might have witnessed this incident.

“Do you know who has committed this crime on a vulnerable member of your community?

“Do you know anyone who has had unexplained windfall?”

Please contact Holbeck NPT on 101 or call crime stoppers anonymously on 0800 555111

A collection has been started at nearby social enterprise Cafe Me’n’u. Yvonne Crowther said:

“We want to help by contributing towards getting him some money for Christmas. Please call in and give a little donation for him. Thanks so much.”

4 Replies to “Blind World War 2 veteran has pension stolen in Beeston”

  1. This is awful, how anyody could do this is beyond me. I really hope somebody has some information that leads to her arrest

  2. Please can you keep the public updated on this one. Hopefully you catch this woman and expose her!!

  3. What a terrible thing to happen to anyone, never mind a person who is blind and elderly, some people are just scum of the earth. Please keep us up to date with this story

    Julie x

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