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Young mother hunted over theft of pension money

A young mother is being hunted by police after CCTV appeared to catch her stealing an 84-year-old woman's pension money from a post office counter in Walsall.

The pensioner visited Beechdale Post Office in Stephenson Square to take out the money, but accidentally left her wallet on the counter.

She returned shortly afterwards when she realised her error - but it had been taken by a woman, who had a child in tow, and was caught on CCTV.

Police are hunting this woman in connection with the theft of pension money Credit: West Midlands Police

The woman was white, in her late 20s, with brown hair pulled back into a pony tail, while the child was wearing a red top or jacket.

PC John Giles appealed for the woman to come forward, or for anyone who knows who she might be to tell police.

The victim in this case is elderly and clearly vulnerable, she obviously relies on her pension money.

The suspect, who had with her a young child, gave no thought whatsoever as to who the money might belong to and what impact the theft may have had on the rightful owner.

I would appeal for this woman to do the right thing and call me or one of the team. If anyone recognises the woman then please get in touch.

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