Two elderly men robbed on buses in Widnes town centre

Police investigate after two elderly men were robbed on a bus

Police investigate after two elderly men were robbed on a bus

First published in News Runcorn and Widnes World: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

TWO elderly men were robbed in separate incidents on a bus in Widnes town centre yesterday.

The first victim, a 90-year-old man was getting onto a 61 bus at Morrisons when a stocky man bent down to pick up coins in front of him.

His accomplice then stole cash and credit cards from the old man’s pocket and later withdrew more than £500 from his account.

Half-an-hour later, a 78-year-old man fell victim to the same scam on a 79c bus and lost £190.

The robbers were aged 45-50.

Sgt Neil Edgar said: “I have never come across anything as despicable as this. It is horrible.

“We want to warn vulnerable elderly people to be vigilant on the buses.

“They were both very shaken and didn’t know what had happened until they realised their wallets were missing.”

The incidents happened between 11am and 2pm on Monday, January 13.

The first offender had a round, stocky face and was wearing a black North Face jacket.

His accomplice was much thinner, with a gaunt face, very gray hair and a black jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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4:48pm Tue 14 Jan 14

grants drinker says...

I moved to Widnes in 1977 from Liverpool 8.( just before the law and order breakdown and Toxteth riots). I have read your paper for years and this dispicable act is by far the most horrendus incident I have ever read. These people need to be found (and quick). A lot of people no longer go out at night and no longer visit Liverpool at any time. but at 11am-2pm? we now know where the world is going. This is not America as seen on T/V! This is little old Widnes? should everyone over 60 be leagaley given a GUN for protection? now that's an idea, they probobly all fought in a war. The lack of law and order in Our streets has made so many people curfue themselves its about time the courts put bad people away instead of the stupid let off's they get now. when they are apprehended (probobly doing it again) well done to the constable. then 2 hours community and a holiday in Talaca? I can't help but remember a film called "Harry Brown" About a Vigilanty with Michael Cane. Can this be where Widnes is about to go?
I moved to Widnes in 1977 from Liverpool 8.( just before the law and order breakdown and Toxteth riots). I have read your paper for years and this dispicable act is by far the most horrendus incident I have ever read. These people need to be found (and quick). A lot of people no longer go out at night and no longer visit Liverpool at any time. but at 11am-2pm? we now know where the world is going. This is not America as seen on T/V! This is little old Widnes? should everyone over 60 be leagaley given a GUN for protection? now that's an idea, they probobly all fought in a war. The lack of law and order in Our streets has made so many people curfue themselves its about time the courts put bad people away instead of the stupid let off's they get now. when they are apprehended (probobly doing it again) well done to the constable. then 2 hours community and a holiday in Talaca? I can't help but remember a film called "Harry Brown" About a Vigilanty with Michael Cane. Can this be where Widnes is about to go? grants drinker
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