Man snatches elderly woman’s pension as she queued in bank

Barclays Bank, on the corner of Parliament Street. Photograph © Google Street View
29 Mar 2019 @ 8.32 am
| Crime, News

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after an elderly woman had cash stolen from her as she queued in a York bank.

The woman was in Barclay’s Bank on Parliament Street between 2pm and 3pm on Thursday 21 March when the incident happened.

But it was only reported to the police a week later (28 March).


As the woman waited in the queue to pay her pension in, a man took part of the cash from her before running out of the bank.

He is described as white and approximately 5ft 10 to 5ft 11 tall.

Officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information that could help identify the suspect to contact them.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC 840 Joanne Shanley
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email PC Shanley here
Quote reference number 12190055610