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    Angry 93 year old ex BW robbed

    Good morning don't often post but aghast at the low life that rob the elderly.

    Heartless thieves snatched a gold watch from the wrist of a 93-year-old World War Two veteran after stopping him in the street to ask for directions.

    Footage shows the pensioner chatting to a woman in the back of a silver car, which appears to be a Saab, to ask him the way to the hospital.

    Grandson Scott Smith, who obtained the footage, said the woman offered to give his grandfather a present in return for his kindness.

    But as he reached in, the driver grabbed the pensioner's arm and pulled the watch from his wrist.

    The victim managed to yank his arm free before the thieves, already starting to pull away, could force the wedding ring from his finger, Mr Smith said.

    The video shows the car drive off as the shocked elderly gentleman slowly walks back to the pavement after the incident in Dagenham, east London.

    After obtaining the footage from a neighbouring property, Mr Smith posted it on Twitter. It has since been shared more than 1,400 times as well-wishers try to help catch the culprits.

    He said the watch, engraved with his grandfather’s name, had been a retirement gift from Ford, where the WW2 veteran worked for 35 years after serving as a commando in the Black Watch.

    Mr Smith, a 43-year-old taxi driver, told the Standard: “He’s OK, despite this. He’s just pleased they never got his wedding ring.

    “He’s a bit shocked by it all. He’s very fit so my biggest worry is it’s going to knock his confidence.”

    Mr Smith said his grandfather had not even wanted to call the police about it.

    He said: “He’s one of those who don’t really talk about these things. He doesn’t like all the fuss. He’s old school like that.”

    A spokesman for the Met Police confirmed they had been called to the incident, which occurred Ballards Road shortly after 11.30am on February 13.

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    Lowest of the low. Just scum to do this to an old man.


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