Thief steals �500 cash from shopping pensioner, 81, in Queensway

A heartless thief stole around �500 from an 81-year-old woman as she shopped in Bayswater.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the theft at about 4.30pm on Friday, November 9 in Queensway.

The pensioner had just withdrawn the cash from a branch of Santander in the same street and had continued with her shop.

But upon paying for her groceries at a fruit stall she realised that her handbag containing the money was missing.

If anyone has any information relating to the theft, please contact Westminster CID on 020 7321 7533 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.