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help find offenders who £1000 stole from pensioner’s handbag in lift

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Can you help find brazen pickpockets who steal £1000 of a pensioner’s savings from her handbag as she stands in a shopping centre lift.

The 69-year-old had withdrawn the cash from Lloyds Bank account in Ilford, east London, on July 26, the Metropolitan Police said.

However, footage has only been released today December 26th 2017, which shows the woman entering 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.

The two men divert her attention by pressing a different floor button and then talk to her about the buttons they’ve pressed.

While behind her a woman aborts an effort to reach into her bag before again attempting to and succeeding to grab the £1000.

 

The female suspect rummages through her belongings for several seconds before the group exit the lift together.

The victim returned to her car and then noticed the money was missing, Now detectives have released the images and a set of descriptions in an attempt to catch the criminals.

The woman is white, in her 40s, with long dyed white hair, police said. She was pictured wearing a black leather jacket over a black and white chequered top, along with bleached blue jeans with holes in the knees, and black shoes.

Both male suspects were said to be Eastern European men, one in his 40s, the other in his 30s.

The older man had receding short dark hair and wore a grey suit jacket over a black top, blue jeans and blue trainers with white soles, along with black rimmed glasses on his head, police said.

The younger man had short black hair and wore a green jacket, blue jeans and blue trainers with white laces.

Pc Carl Repper said: “We are appealing for any information as to the identity of these three suspects. The victim has lost a large amount of her savings as a result of her ordeal.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact East Area Command via 101 or by Tweeting @MetCC.

To give information anonymously they can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org

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Heartwarming cops share chips with man who hasn’t eaten for days

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Two police officers this evening shared their chips with a man they found on the motorway who hasn’t eaten food in days.

The caring cops showed compassion and humanity when they could have just nicked the lad and sent him off to the cells.

But instead of taking him straight into police custody they stopped off for some chips.

Showing a truly caring side of British traffic cops who often don’t get the best press.

“The cops from the Leicestershire road policing unit tweeted that they had found on motorway suspected to be an illegal immigrant into the UK.

“He’s not eaten for days and we’ve not eaten for hours, so we’ve all shared some fine English cuisine …… a bag of chips!! 👍🏻 🍟”

These truly caring officers have shown this evening that police officers have hearts and they do care about people.

Policing is not always about crime, it’s the small acts of human kindness that go a long way.

We praise these officers for their genuine out of kindness out of their own pocket.

Helen tweeted “I know you’ll probably get people complain but. Compassion, humanity and care are great qualities.”

UK Cop Humour tweeted “Fab stuff and whilst we’re on the topic of spuds: why do potatoes make good detectives? Because they keep their eyes peeled.”

ElAine tweeted “I know some people’s heads will explode at this but well done for your compassion.”

Simply policing at it’s best. What ever your views you have to admit this is compassion and humility at it’s best.

These cops truly deserve to be recognised for great policing work.

Not every job needs to be a tick box, just because it’s a suspected illegal immigrant doesn’t mean they should be treat any different.

Top job with excellent policing skills, that will have ensured this suspect didn’t cause any problems for the officers.

Full up on chips, the officers then processes this man through custody and will refer to the home office immigration services.

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People injured after explosion at London TubeStation

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Police have evacuated a tube station in North London after terrified commuters reported an ‘explosion’ at the height of the rush-hour.

Homeowners and shopowners were told to stay inside after emergency services swamped Southgate Tube Station shortly before 8pm.

There are not believed to be many casualties.

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Awww Cleveland Police have just recruited these four legged friends

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Put your paws up for our two new recruits, Maggie and Skye who are the newest and youngest additions to the Force. At just 12 weeks old, the two English Springer Spaniels will soon begin their training to become Specialist Search Dogs.

Dog Trainer Constable Darren Gobie and Police Constable Chris Lambert are the lucky handlers of the pups. PC Lambert teamed up with a year 4 class at Myton Park School in Ingleby Barwick and allowed them to choose Skye’s name.

Chris and Skye will regularly visit the school over the next 18 months to allow them to follow her training process.

Speaking of the collaboration with the school, PC Lambert said: “I thought it would be a great idea to tie in with a school in the local community.

Recruiting new dogs is a huge deal and it’s an exciting and educational opportunity for the pupils to meet a police dog, choose her name collectively as a team and to better understand the training process for police dogs, and police roles in general.

The children were delighted to participate in this and I am sure they will all build a lovely bond with Skye over the coming months.”

PC Lambert, along with partner agencies will also be using the visits to the school to deliver lessons on internet safety and safety around animals.

The officers and the dogs will need to work very closely as team throughout the training process to build a special bond together.

Training is both mentally and physically challenging for both the dogs and handlers, as every programme must be passed to qualify.

Specialist dogs are used to detect a range of things with their highly developed sense of smell such as money, explosives, drugs and firearms.

They are also trained to work in public places including licenses premises to search for people in possession of narcotics.

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