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OAP caught on camera shoplifting in Knowle

A PILFERING pensioner is believed to be responsible for a series of thefts at shops in a Solihull village.

shoplifting pensioner

A PILFERING pensioner is believed to be responsible for a series of thefts at shops in a Solihull village.

The woman thought to be in her mid- to late-60s has been caught on camera at a designer ladies wear store in Knowle stuffing a pair of trousers inside her jacket before walking off without paying.

And local police are looking into whether she could be behind several other shoplifting incidents in the area.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Rhett Collier, said: Its understood the woman entered Cristal Ladies Wear in St Johns Way, Knowle, on October 27 last year, took the trousers from a hangar and placed them under her coat.

She then made straight for the exit and made no attempt to pay for the garment. You tend not to associate shoplifting with older members of the public but in this case it appears the suspect is a pensioner.

The woman is described as being around 5ft 5ins tall with grey, curly shoulder length hair. She was wearing glasses, a black hat though its unclear whether these form part of a disguise and a blue, thigh-length jacket.

She had whats said to be a distinctive walk and limped slightly on her left leg.

Anyone who believes they recognise the woman is asked to contact DC Rhett Collier at Solihull CID on 0345 113 5000.

 

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