90-year-old robbed of £150 by fake window cleaner

Sutton police are searching for a cyclist who was in the area at the time

Sutton police are searching for a cyclist who was in the area at the time

First published in News Sutton Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A 90-year-old woman was robbed of £150 by a man pretending to be a window cleaner.

The thief knocked on the lady’s door saying he had come to collect his pay for cleaning the windows.

Because she didn’t recognise him she thought he was collecting payment for her regular cleaner.

The thief entered the woman’s house and made a remark about a dirty window.

While the woman was distracted he stole £150 from her purse.

Sutton police are hunting for a young white man, wearing light-coloured clothing, who was in the area at the time.

He was seen picking up a bicycle further down the street before cycling off.

If you have any information about the incident, call Sutton Police station on 101 quoting ref no: 4008340/14. 

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Have you ever been the victim of a fraud or robbery? Call the news desk on 020 8722 6358, or email tom.gillespie@london.newsquest.co.uk

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12:18pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Sutton53 says...

What area in Sutton did this incident happen?
What area in Sutton did this incident happen? Sutton53
  • Score: 14

12:20pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Noddyblanket says...

What a cross to bear to stoop that low... Rotten to the core
What a cross to bear to stoop that low... Rotten to the core Noddyblanket
  • Score: 15

5:46pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Net_Taxpayer says...

Well it is easy to catch the criminal, check the database of those who receive benefits and the chance is big that you will find him there.
Well it is easy to catch the criminal, check the database of those who receive benefits and the chance is big that you will find him there. Net_Taxpayer
  • Score: -11

3:11am Wed 13 Aug 14

Bum face says...

What a dirty ignorant comment that is from net_taxpayer , people like you make me sick , my sister raised 4 children on her own when her husband walked out & had to do it on benefits because there was no help for childcare & we watched her struggle for 5 years but she never stole & she's a far better minded person then you I assure you , your ignorance & narrow minded views make me angry to the core , there are people who are sick & have no choice but to receive state help & then there's people like you who brand them like there lepers , lets hope you don't get sick one day & can't work & need help ay , or second thoughts lets hope you do then & only then will your stereotypical medieval views have a chance of changing , little parasite you are , I could slap your face for ya ,
What a dirty ignorant comment that is from net_taxpayer , people like you make me sick , my sister raised 4 children on her own when her husband walked out & had to do it on benefits because there was no help for childcare & we watched her struggle for 5 years but she never stole & she's a far better minded person then you I assure you , your ignorance & narrow minded views make me angry to the core , there are people who are sick & have no choice but to receive state help & then there's people like you who brand them like there lepers , lets hope you don't get sick one day & can't work & need help ay , or second thoughts lets hope you do then & only then will your stereotypical medieval views have a chance of changing , little parasite you are , I could slap your face for ya , Bum face
  • Score: 10

2:57pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Net_Taxpayer says...

Bum face wrote:
What a dirty ignorant comment that is from net_taxpayer , people like you make me sick , my sister raised 4 children on her own when her husband walked out & had to do it on benefits because there was no help for childcare & we watched her struggle for 5 years but she never stole & she's a far better minded person then you I assure you , your ignorance & narrow minded views make me angry to the core , there are people who are sick & have no choice but to receive state help & then there's people like you who brand them like there lepers , lets hope you don't get sick one day & can't work & need help ay , or second thoughts lets hope you do then & only then will your stereotypical medieval views have a chance of changing , little parasite you are , I could slap your face for ya ,
Well good for her, and as far as calling me a parasite, I think you need a dictionary, and regarding slapping my face, I suggest you slap yours if you really have to slap a face, this way you won't be committing a crime and avoid having a criminal record just in case you don't have one already :) after all benefits claimants have a much higher rate of criminal records than those who do not claim benefits ;)
[quote][p][bold]Bum face[/bold] wrote: What a dirty ignorant comment that is from net_taxpayer , people like you make me sick , my sister raised 4 children on her own when her husband walked out & had to do it on benefits because there was no help for childcare & we watched her struggle for 5 years but she never stole & she's a far better minded person then you I assure you , your ignorance & narrow minded views make me angry to the core , there are people who are sick & have no choice but to receive state help & then there's people like you who brand them like there lepers , lets hope you don't get sick one day & can't work & need help ay , or second thoughts lets hope you do then & only then will your stereotypical medieval views have a chance of changing , little parasite you are , I could slap your face for ya ,[/p][/quote]Well good for her, and as far as calling me a parasite, I think you need a dictionary, and regarding slapping my face, I suggest you slap yours if you really have to slap a face, this way you won't be committing a crime and avoid having a criminal record just in case you don't have one already :) after all benefits claimants have a much higher rate of criminal records than those who do not claim benefits ;) Net_Taxpayer
  • Score: 1

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