81-year-old pushed over in home and robbed of bank cards and keys

81 year-old robbed in Wyatts Lane

81 year-old robbed in Wyatts Lane

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a pensioner was attacked and robbed in his home. 

The 81-year-old, of Wyatts Lane in Walthamstow, was at home on July 25 when the robber knocked on the door at around 8.20pm. 

After answering the door, the victim was pushed to the floor and his bank cards and keys were stolen. 

The suspect is desrcibed as a black man, wearing a dark baseball cap and jogging bottoms.

Anyone with information is asked contact Waltham Forest police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

 

 

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10:46am Fri 8 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

Despite this shocking event, remember that after the statistics are put through a bark shredder, crime figures are plummeting.
Despite this shocking event, remember that after the statistics are put through a bark shredder, crime figures are plummeting. Villagecranberry
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2:42pm Fri 8 Aug 14

G_Whiz says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Despite this shocking event, remember that after the statistics are put through a bark shredder, crime figures are plummeting.
There must be some way the Police can get this marked down as a non-crime?

And think of the reduced hassle if they can only give a caution!

Anyway, i don't blame the patrol officers, they do want to fight crime but we know they can't cope, we know they get no support from their superiors or the Courts and Government.. We know the only way to improve thing is to admit the problems - at the momont that is not happening and we all suffer.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Despite this shocking event, remember that after the statistics are put through a bark shredder, crime figures are plummeting.[/p][/quote]There must be some way the Police can get this marked down as a non-crime? And think of the reduced hassle if they can only give a caution! Anyway, i don't blame the patrol officers, they do want to fight crime but we know they can't cope, we know they get no support from their superiors or the Courts and Government.. We know the only way to improve thing is to admit the problems - at the momont that is not happening and we all suffer. G_Whiz
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3:15pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

G_Whiz wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
Despite this shocking event, remember that after the statistics are put through a bark shredder, crime figures are plummeting.
There must be some way the Police can get this marked down as a non-crime?

And think of the reduced hassle if they can only give a caution!

Anyway, i don't blame the patrol officers, they do want to fight crime but we know they can't cope, we know they get no support from their superiors or the Courts and Government.. We know the only way to improve thing is to admit the problems - at the momont that is not happening and we all suffer.
Yes, some of the public believe anything the police tell them.

Once we admit the problem and face the facts the government will under pressure to give more money but the chiefs of every Borough tell them that everything is rosy, otherwise, the chiefs will be perceived as under performing and will not get any more promotion.
[quote][p][bold]G_Whiz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Despite this shocking event, remember that after the statistics are put through a bark shredder, crime figures are plummeting.[/p][/quote]There must be some way the Police can get this marked down as a non-crime? And think of the reduced hassle if they can only give a caution! Anyway, i don't blame the patrol officers, they do want to fight crime but we know they can't cope, we know they get no support from their superiors or the Courts and Government.. We know the only way to improve thing is to admit the problems - at the momont that is not happening and we all suffer.[/p][/quote]Yes, some of the public believe anything the police tell them. Once we admit the problem and face the facts the government will under pressure to give more money but the chiefs of every Borough tell them that everything is rosy, otherwise, the chiefs will be perceived as under performing and will not get any more promotion. Villagecranberry
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1:52am Sat 9 Aug 14

ChazFinch says...

"The suspect is desrcibed as a black man, wearing a dark baseball cap and jogging bottoms. "

That narrows it down then.
"The suspect is desrcibed as a black man, wearing a dark baseball cap and jogging bottoms. " That narrows it down then. ChazFinch
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3:51pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Thunderbird4 says...

An elderly friend was robbed twice in as many weeks. The second time, the police said they would record it as "hate crime". No it wasn't - the robbers wanted his possessions and cash - it was theft, and aggravated as he had a knife stuck under his throat.

The police want to suggest this type of crime is caused by someone who says to themselves - I hate that man so much, I'm going to take his cash from him.

The statistics are being massaged, that's why crime is going down.
It is a way of hiding the poverty that has been caused by unemployment.
An elderly friend was robbed twice in as many weeks. The second time, the police said they would record it as "hate crime". No it wasn't - the robbers wanted his possessions and cash - it was theft, and aggravated as he had a knife stuck under his throat. The police want to suggest this type of crime is caused by someone who says to themselves - I hate that man so much, I'm going to take his cash from him. The statistics are being massaged, that's why crime is going down. It is a way of hiding the poverty that has been caused by unemployment. Thunderbird4
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11:45am Tue 12 Aug 14

stickmanny says...

Then don't believe the police statistics. Believe the Crime Survey for England and Wales instead.
Then don't believe the police statistics. Believe the Crime Survey for England and Wales instead. stickmanny
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