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Police are trying to catch Britain’s most heartless thief, who stole a woman’s phone which she was selling to pay for her daughter’s funeral. The poor victim had agreed to sell an iPhone to a man, in order to generate much needed funds to help pay for her daughter’s final send-off. Officers have released a picture of a man they believe will help them with their enquiries.
The woman and the man arranged for him to pick up the device from her home address. She met him at the door, where he went inside to check that the phone worked properly.
However the robber grabbed the precious mobile and scarpered without paying.
Police are now appealing for information to try and track down the man, following the horrible robbery in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
Officers have also received reports that a male matching the same description has attempted to enter multiple properties in Lydney in Gloucestershire.
It’s said that at the beginning of the month the man was trying to gain access to various houses claiming to be a housing surveyor.
In a statement Gloucestershire Police said: “Officers are appealing for information to help identify a man following the robbery of a mobile phone in Cheltenham.
It was reported that a woman, who lives in the Rowanfield area of Cheltenham, had agreed to sell an iPhone to a man to help raise funds to put towards the costs of her late daughter’s funeral.
The victim arranged for the man to attend her home address to collect the phone when the incident took place. It was stated that the man had entered the victim’s property to check the phone was in working order before grabbing it from her hand and running away without paying.
Officers have conducted a number of enquiries to identify a man and are now appealing for information from the public.
Anyone who recognises the man or has any information about the incident is asked to please complete the following online form quoting incident 259 of 22 February: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/
Alternatively information can be submitted by calling 101 or anonymously by calling the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visiting https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information
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