LEYTONSTONE: Pensioner, 91, robbed on doorstep
TWO women have been charged after a 91-year-old man was pushed to the floor on his doorstep and robbed.
The duo allegedly knocked at the pensioner's home in Forest Road, Leytonstone, at 2.45pm yesterday (Thursday June 21).
When the man answered he was shoved to the floor and had money taken from his pocket before the thieves ran off.
Police say he was not injured in the attack.
Two women were detained by a member of the public in nearby Colworth Road shortly afterwards.
Police were called and arrested them.
Nicola Guilfoyle, of Whipps Cross Road in Leytonstone, has been charged with robbery.
Melissa Millinchip, of Murchinson Road in Leyton, has been charged with handling stolen goods.
They are both due to appear at Thames Magistrates Court today (Friday June 22).