Older woman’s Rolex stolen from East Grinstead Waitrose parking lot
A THIEF posing as a charity worker stole an elderly woman’s Rolex from a parking lot in Waitrose.
Police were called to the parking lot behind East Grinstead Waitrose yesterday after an elderly woman had her luxury watch stolen between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
The victim was putting groceries in her car when she was approached by a woman who said she was a charity worker.
The victim agreed to make a small donation to the association. The thief then tried to hug her.
However, the heartless thief slipped the watch off the victim’s wrist instead.
The suspect is a white female, between the ages of 18 and 20, about 5 feet 3 inches tall, of “proportionate build” and with brown hair.
She was wearing a white zip-up coat with a raised hood, and she was holding a notepad.
Sussex Police said: “The theft took place while the parking lot was very busy, and officers investigating the case are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or any suspicious behavior in the region at that time.
“They would also particularly like to speak to a woman who spoke to the victim in the parking lot after the theft.
“If anyone has any relevant CCTV or dash cam footage of the area, or any information they think might help the investigation, please contact us.
“Information can be passed to the police online or by calling 101 quoting serial number 561 from 06/04. Alternatively, people can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”