31 Dec '15, 8am

Pensioner robbed while cleaning her husband's grave on Christmas Eve

Pensioner robbed while cleaning her husband's grave on Christmas Eve

An elderly woman was robbed of her handbag as she cleaned her late husband’s grave at a cemetery in west London on Christmas Eve. The 73-year-old victim visited Hanwell Cemetery in Uxbridge Road, Hanwell, at 1.30pm on December 24 when the callous robber approached her from behind. He took the woman’s handbag, which caused her to fall to the ground, and left the cemetery just two minutes later. Police said he was seen “walking off briskly” towards Church Road while covering his face. The handbag was later recovered by a member of the public but the woman’s purse was found to be missing. Cemetery: The 73-year-old victim was cleaning her late husband's grave when she was robbed of her handbag The shaken victim sustained minor injuries during the robbery. Detectives have today released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the robbery. He is described ...

Full article: http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/callous-robber-stole...

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