Woman in green burkha hunted after theft from elderly Luton man

The police, air ambulance and ambulance service were at the scene
The police, air ambulance and ambulance service were at the scene

Police are appealing for witnesses after the theft of several thousand pounds from an elderly man in Luton on Thursday (12 March).

The man was outside a jewellery shop in Dunstable Road, close to the junction with Bury Park Road, when a woman stole £3,000 from his pocket.

The woman was wearing a green burkha and had a blue string bag over her shoulder. She is believed to have walked down Dunstable Road in the direction of the Leagrave Road after taking the money. She was also seen walking along Bury Park Road prior to the incident.

PC Chris Dalton said: “This is particularly vile crime in which a vulnerable man had a large amount of money stolen from him. We would urge anyone who may have seen this woman in the vicinity at the time of the incident to contact us immediately and help us prevent her from committing any further offences.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting crime reference C/8655/2015, text 07786 200 011, or can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.