Cruel pickpocket stole 89-year-old's wallet before running off in Northampton

The 89-year-old man was walking along Oliver Street between 12.45pm and 1pm.
The 89-year-old man was walking along Oliver Street between 12.45pm and 1pm.
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A pickpocket described as a man in his thirties pinched an elderly man's wallet before running off.

The 89-year-old man was walking along Oliver Street between 12.45pm and 1pm when another man stopped him and asked for the time, to which he responded and continued walking.

A short time later the same man walked past him and took his wallet from his jacket pocket before running off along Oliver Street and onto Kingsley Park Terrace.

A Northamptonshire Police spokeswoman said: "The offender is described as a 6ft, 30-year-old white man, wearing a yellow or pink woolly hat."

Witnesses can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 111 555.