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Foreign-looking thief shouted ‘potatoes’ and ‘potatoes’ before pickpocketing Dorking shoppers

DO you know who stole from Hilary Brown’s 90-year-old father and 88-year-old stepmother? The couple wer shopping in Sainsbury’s on Dorking High Street when the felon struck. He was “jumping up and down” and shouting. Mrs Brown says:

“He had a strange voice, it could have been foreign. He was white with fair hair, a stocky build and aged between late 30s and early 40s. He came up to my father and distracted him by jumping up and down and saying ‘potatoes, potatoes’ and ‘swedes’, saying all these vegetable names. My father thought ‘you’re a bit strange’ but thought nothing of it and carried on shopping.

“But later they were round in another section of the shop and he came up to them again and did the same to my stepmother and started pushing my father. Later my father realised that his wallet had been taken out of his back pocket and my stepmother’s purse had been taken out of her handbag, which was in her bag hanging on the back of the trolley. He must have unzipped her bag, taken it and zipped it back up.” 

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Posted: 25th, November 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment