Langold: Thief followed pensioner into home before covering him with a towel and snatching wallet, cash and precious photos

Riddell Avenue, Langold
Riddell Avenue, Langold

Langold residents have been left ‘shocked and disgusted’ after a thief followed a vulnerable pensioner into his home and robbed his wallet which contained cash and precious photos of his late wife.

The heartless thief is reported to have followed the 83-year-old man, who lives on Riddell Avenue, home from the local shop at around 8.30 am on the morning of Monday 13th April.

It is understood the robber then covered the pensioner, who has poor eyesight, with a towel before grabbing the wallet from his trouser pockets and fleeing from the house.

A Langold woman, who did not wish to be named, lives on Riddell Avenue and spoke of her shock at the incident.

She said: “It’s disgusting. I can’t even believe something like this would happen round here. It is a nice neighbourhood that I assumed was safe for elderly residents, of which there are many.”

“I just want to see this horrible person caught and I think I speak for everyone who lives in Langold.”

“It’s pretty scary to know someone who thinks nothing of robbing an elderly man is prowling about on our streets.”

The family of the victim have posted an appeal urging anyone with information to come forward on Facebook, which has been shared almost 5,000 times and describes the victim’s current state as ‘shook up, but ok’.

A spokesperson for Notts Police said: “The victim has poor eyesight and currently we have no description of the offender, although they are thought to be male and have been wearing a brown jumper at the time of the theft.”

“An investigation is ongoing with officers looking at CCTV to try and indentify the offender.”

“Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact Notts Police on telephone number 101.”

Coun Gillian Freeman, Langold ward councillor for Bassetlaw Council, said the theft was ‘sickening’.

She added: “I am so sorry that this happened. I hope the person who committed this horrible offence is caught and brought to justice.”