Sickening moment callous thieves pickpocket pensioner, 78, on mobility scooter

CCTV has captured the sickening moment two thieves pickpocketed an OAP on a mobility scooter.

The 79-year-old victim had £50 cash stolen along with her bank cards while she was out shopping in Ilford, east London.

Metropolitan Police released the CCTV footage from inside the shop to ask the public to help identify the two suspects.

A video shows the two women pretending to look at items on the opposite shelf as they stand next to the pensioner.

The first suspect, who is wearing a green coat, then approaches the elderly woman and unzips her shoulder bag in order to pinch her purse.

The second suspect works as a lookout and pretends to look at items on the shelf as disguise.

The first suspect comes back again and successfully removes the purse and walks away with her accomplice.

The incident took place on March 3 at around 3:30pm.

Police were alerted and officers from the East Area Command Unit launched an investigation.

They are now making a public appeal to help identify the two women.

Suspect one is a white female in her 20s. She was wearing a maroon coloured coat, blue jeans and black shoes. She was carrying a shoulder bag.

Suspect two is described as a white female in her 20s. She was wearing a dark green coat, grey leggings with a white stripe down the outside of the leg and dark shoes.

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