UK news 'Despicable' burglar spent nearly £3k on elderly victim's bank cards last minute news
PremierLeague-News.Com- He went on a spree buying trainers, tracksuits, aftershave and fast food, as well as withdrawing more cash.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A burglar who targeted an elderly woman on Boxing Day and then went on a spending spree with her money has been jailed. Christopher Hall, 40, spotted the victim returning to her home in Peterborough with shopping at about 3pm on December 26. He offered to help the woman, who is in her 80's, into her home with the shopping, but she declined. Ignoring this, he picked up a shopping bag from the taxi and walked into the kitchen. As he left he stole the victim’s handbag, which contained £600 in cash. Hall was joined by another man and together they used her bank cards to go on a spending spree – buying trainers, tracksuits, aftershave and fast food, as well as withdrawing more cash. In 29 transactions they stole £2934.67.
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.” An investigation led officers to discover CCTV footage of Hall and he was arrested. Hall, of Palmerston Road, Peterborough, denied burglary and fraud by false representation but was found guilty following a trial at Cambridge Crown Court earlier this month. On Friday (November 18), he was jailed for three years and seven months. DC Matt Reed said: "To prey on an elderly woman like this in her own home is despicable. Hall clearly thought nothing of repeatedly stealing from her. I’m pleased he was apprehended and has now been jailed for his actions." Read next: Photos show Extinction Rebellion protest in Cambridge city centre Cambridge residents say murder of teen on Logan's Meadow has left them 'very scared' Cambridge pubs erupt as England win first World Cup game 6-2 Magnificent £4 million property for sale in Cambs village with elevator, sauna and cinema room Royal Mail staff to strike for six days in December on run-up to Christmas