Precious necklace stolen from widow, 79

Crime
Crime

The last present a 79-year-old widow was bought by her late husband has been stolen by a thief.

Thames Valley Police is investigating the theft which took place at around 11.30am on Monday, when the woman was walking along Rothchilds Road, close to the junction of the A418, in Wing.

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

The thief then placed a poor quality gold chain around the woman’s neck, and then put another gold chain in her pocket, before running 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, about 5ft 4ins, wearing a multi-coloured head scarf, a short brown coat and black leggings.

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.”

Call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with information.