28 Dec '17, 11pm

Moment thieves steal £1,000 from pensioner in shopping centre lift https://t.co/QL5DX74Nm0

This is the moment thieves stole £1,000 of savings from a pensioner's handbag after distracting her in a lift in an east London shopping centre. The 69-year-old victim withdrew the cash from her account at Lloyds Bank in Ilford on July 26, the Metropolitan Police said. She entered a lift in the Exchange Shopping Mall on High Road at 11.50am, tailed by two men and a woman, as she went to her daughter's car in the car park. Footage shows the two men distracting her by pressing a different floor button and then striking up a conversation about the buttons pressed. Police have released CCTV images of the three suspects (Met Police) Meanwhile, the woman slinks behind the pensioner, initially aborting an effort to reach into her bag before swooping again moments later. The female suspect rummages through her belongings for several seconds before the group exit the lift together....

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