E-fit released in hunt for thief who stole precious necklace

The e-fit released by police
The e-fit released by police

Thames Valley Police has released an e-fit of a woman in connection with a theft of personal property from an elderly woman in Wing.

At around 11.30am on Monday, October 19, the victim, a 79 year-old woman was walking along Rothchilds Road, close to the junction of the A418, Wing.

A female ran up behind the victim and spoke to her asking for directions to the hospital.

The offender then placed a poor quality gold chain around the woman’s neck, and then put another gold chain in her pocket.

The offending female than ran off.

The victim returned home and found that a silver necklace with a blue stone was taken from around her neck.

The offender is an Asian female, 5ft 4ins to 5ft 5ins, wearing a multi-coloured head scarf, a short brown coat and black leggings.

Investigating Officer, PC Ian Carter, said: “This is the theft of an irreplaceable silver necklace from the victim, which was the last present her late husband bought her. It has huge sentimental value to her. I would ask anyone who may have seen a woman matching the description of the offender, approaching and talking to an elderly woman in the street to come forward.

“I would ask anyone who may have been offered a silver necklace with a blue stone to also contact us.

“We have released an E-fit of the woman we are looking to speak to.

“I’d ask them to contact the Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

“If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers (opens new window) anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”