A mugging victim has appeared on national television to appeal for the public's help to catch the thief who fled with her late husband's life savings. The OAP - known only as Pat - withdrew £1,000 from Lloyds bank, in Longton, last November after the money was left by her husband Jeff. But she was targeted by a pickpocket who asked for directions, dropped his map, and then snatched the cash. Now a reconstruction of the crime has been aired on this morning's edition of Crimewatch Roadshow. Viewers were told Jeff died in July, 2018. Pat, from Longton, said: "I met Jeff when I was 11 and we married when I was 19. I knew everything he was thinking and he knew everything I was thinking. We had some absolutely fantastic times. "It was like losing your right arm when he died, he meant everything. The money was my gift from my husband, he wanted everything to be just so, so that I could enjoy the life I've got left." Pat went to the bank with her daughter, Lesley, on November 14 … [Read more...] about Widow Pat appears on Crimewatch Roadshow to appeal for help to catch mugger
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A thief has got inside a town centre pub and fled with a bag full of food – including up to 20 of the venue’s famous home-made fishcakes. The woman was caught on CCTV inside the Lymestone Vaults, in Newcastle, during the early-morning raid. It captures her going into the pub’s kitchen, rifling through the fridge and then emerging a short time later with a black bin bag. The bag was later found in the churchyard at nearby St Giles’s Church - with the majority of food still inside. Now Lymestone Brewery - which owns the Pepper Street pub - wants the public's help to try to catch the thief. Brewery co-director Viv Bradford said: “The woman didn’t break in, she used a key of some description. She was seen trying various keys in locks in the area. I think she just got lucky with us after fiddling with ours because it was an old lock. "The CCTV shows her come through the door and go in the kitchen. She was in there for about 15 minutes. She took the … [Read more...] about WANTED: Can YOU help catch the thief who pinched 20 fishcakes from this pub?
A DAD live-streamed his dramatic six-day hunt for the thief who stole his iPad - tracking its every move with GPS technology. Astonishingly Jonathan Downey managed to locate the device, which was nicked from his car last Friday, and confront the crook who had it. The dad-of-four followed the iPad's movements through pubs, bars and churchyards across Hoxton, north east London, using Apple's Find My iPhone feature. Jonathan documented every development in the search for the tablet on Twitter, joking that it was "having a great time" with its new illegitimate owner. As his do-it-yourself investigation continued, he tweeted: "For a minute there I thought we had the f*****. My iPad has been on the move again. "Looks like he put a bet on in Ladbrokes on East St before heading off to the Tesco on Bunhill Row either for some fags or to get something for tea." He later explained that, based on the thief's daily routine, the crook was either a "catering student" from a nearby college or a … [Read more...] about Dad live tweets incredible six-day treasure hunt for his own stolen iPad as he tracks the thief through London bars and churchyards
The video, now viral, shows a thief approaching a passenger and snatching his mobile phone. The passenger runs with all his might to catch the thief only to be run over by a moving train. However, the most interesting part of the video is the victim's miraculous escape in the near-death experience. WARNING: The following video is graphic and may offend sensibilities The incident is said to have taken place at Borivali station in Mumbai during the night of 16 January. According to local media reports, the victim was waiting for his train to Surat on platform number 5 when the thief in a black shirt snatched his phone and jumped the tracks in front of an approaching train. The victim, unaware of the approaching train, tried to follow the thief but got knocked down on the track. The person sustained serious injuries, but luckily escaped death. "The two thieves … [Read more...] about Knocked Down by Moving Train, Thief Chaser Defies Death [VIDEO 18+]
Magician Dynamo’s home was ransacked by a prolific thief who stole designer watches, high-value jewellery and a deck of cards in a £100,000 raid. The illusionist, whose real name is Steven Frayne, returned home from a trip to South Africa to find his £1.3 million home near Hampstead Heath had been broken into. The culprit, Alistair McWilliams, 33, had forced his way into the back of the Grade II listed home, stealing Rolex and Cartier watches, jewellery worth thousands of pounds, as well as electronic goods including an iPad and a laptop. The thief also swiped a deck of cards belonging to the magician, and left possessions strewn around the bedroom floor, the Old Bailey heard. McWilliams triggered an alarm at the home Dynamo shares with his wife Kelly, but it was dismissed as a false alarm when a friend went round to check the front of the property and could see nothing wrong. James Dawson, prosecuting, said McWilliams had clambered over a fence … [Read more...] about Thief targets magician Dynamo in £100,000 raid at home