“Trickery” attempted theft on OAP

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A MAN tried to steal a necklace from an elderly woman in a mobility scooter by “trickery”.

In the incident, which took place outside Boots in Chesterfield at 2pm on Tuesday January 18, a 77-year-old female was approached by a man who offered her jewellery – putting a necklace around her neck and saying she could have it. He then showed her two rings and offered to sell them to her.

As he was talking the woman realised that her own necklace was missing and demanded it back. She threatened to call police so he put it back around her neck and walked off towards Tesco.

Sgt Mick Burton, of Chesterfield police, said: “It appears this man was trying to steal the woman’s expensive chain from her neck by trickery.

“I’m appealing to anyone who saw this man in the town centre on Tuesday or has seen him since to contact us with information on 0345 123 33 33.”

The man was described by the woman as Asian with a Pakistani accent, slim, with short dark hair, 5ft 8 in, clean shaven, and aged in his mid 20s. He was wearing dark clothing.