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Wedding Ring Stolen From Elderly Woman In Manchester

Saturday, July 7th 2012 01:00

A woman stole a wedding ring from an elderly woman in Wythenshawe.

A woman stole a wedding ring from an elderly woman in Wythenshawe.

A woman stole a wedding ring from an elderly woman in Wythenshawe.

At around 11am on Thursday 14 June 2012, the 78-year-old woman was walking towards the bus stop on Haveley Road, Benchill when a black car, similar to a Lexus,  pulled up alongside her.

A woman inside the car started talking to the victim and asked her whether they could look at her wedding ring.

She handed it to them before they drove off.

The driver of the car is described as being in her late 40s or early 50s, of medium build, had black shoulder length hair and was olive skinned.

Another woman, who was sat in the rear passenger seat, is described as being in her late teens or early 20s, had dark shoulder length hair and was olive skinned.

Detective Constable Charlotte Burke based at Wythenshawe Police Station said: "The victim has clearly been targeted due to her age and vulnerability.

"I am concerned that these two women may be driving around the area, purposefully looking for other elderly members of the community and I would ask them not to engage in conversation with the offenders.

"The ring is of immense sentimental value to the victim and is desperately upset that it has been stolen.  It may be worth a few pounds if sold but it is priceless to the woman and I would ask anyone who may be offered a wedding ring or any other jewellery under suspicious circumstances to contact police.”

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 4884 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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