Woman robbed of £300 at cashpoint in Leytonstone

First published in Waltham Forest East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A 65-year-old woman was robbed of £300 at a cashpoint in Leytonstone.

It happened in the High Road outside the Lloyds TSB bank at around 2pm on Monday.

Police say as the woman entered her pin a man pushed her to the side saying "this machine isn't working".

He then withdrew the cash and ran off in the direction of the Green Man roundabout.

A Met spokesman said: "The suspect is described as an Asian man approximately 30 to 35-years-old around 5ft 9inches, of slim build with black hair and was wearing a black hooded jacket.

"Police are appealing for anyone with information about this incident to contact Detective Constable Raymond Anderson from Waltham Forest CID on 020 3276 0944 or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

DC Ray Anderson said: "This is a despicable crime towards a vulnerable victim and we would urge anyone who has any information that may help identify this suspect to contact police so we can catch the person responsible."

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12:18pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Cornbeefur says...

Not a Policeman in sight and yet the 'Police Station former Job Centre' is around the corner and you would expect the odd Copper to be going to and from.

Truth is, the streets are not safe anymore as the Police have lost control of them to the thugs and thieving vermin that are prevalent, begging and loitering.
Not a Policeman in sight and yet the 'Police Station former Job Centre' is around the corner and you would expect the odd Copper to be going to and from. Truth is, the streets are not safe anymore as the Police have lost control of them to the thugs and thieving vermin that are prevalent, begging and loitering. Cornbeefur
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10:28pm Thu 24 Jan 13

ColinOrient says...

Just a couple of days ago people who expressed fears and danger by walking around Leytonstone were slammed down and ridiculed on these posts. We were told the area had come on 'leaps and bounds' in recent years. However, while Msrrs Thieving Lowlife are allowed to virtually get away with these nasty crimes, Leytonstone will continue to be a no-go zone for those of us unarmed with a pitbull or two.
Just a couple of days ago people who expressed fears and danger by walking around Leytonstone were slammed down and ridiculed on these posts. We were told the area had come on 'leaps and bounds' in recent years. However, while Msrrs Thieving Lowlife are allowed to virtually get away with these nasty crimes, Leytonstone will continue to be a no-go zone for those of us unarmed with a pitbull or two. ColinOrient
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8:12am Fri 25 Jan 13

Cornbeefur says...

ColinOrient wrote:
Just a couple of days ago people who expressed fears and danger by walking around Leytonstone were slammed down and ridiculed on these posts. We were told the area had come on 'leaps and bounds' in recent years. However, while Msrrs Thieving Lowlife are allowed to virtually get away with these nasty crimes, Leytonstone will continue to be a no-go zone for those of us unarmed with a pitbull or two.
Some people are content to wear Cranberry Tinted Spectacles like some in Walthamstow Village.

Without fear of arrest and proper punishment when they are, the Crooks win again and again.

Police resources squandered by poor Management at higher levels.

Bring over the Yanks to sort it please.
[quote][p][bold]ColinOrient[/bold] wrote: Just a couple of days ago people who expressed fears and danger by walking around Leytonstone were slammed down and ridiculed on these posts. We were told the area had come on 'leaps and bounds' in recent years. However, while Msrrs Thieving Lowlife are allowed to virtually get away with these nasty crimes, Leytonstone will continue to be a no-go zone for those of us unarmed with a pitbull or two.[/p][/quote]Some people are content to wear Cranberry Tinted Spectacles like some in Walthamstow Village. Without fear of arrest and proper punishment when they are, the Crooks win again and again. Police resources squandered by poor Management at higher levels. Bring over the Yanks to sort it please. Cornbeefur
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9:05am Fri 25 Jan 13

myopinioncounts says...

I never use a street cash machine. Aside from the chance that it has had one of those devices fixed to it to catch the cash and/or card, you just never know who is watching you ready to pounce. Get cashback from a supermarket or go into the bank and ask the cashier to put the money into an envelope to disguise it. Crime figures will never be at zero level and with unknown numbers of criminals allowed entry from the EU and beyond, they are unlikely to even improve.
I never use a street cash machine. Aside from the chance that it has had one of those devices fixed to it to catch the cash and/or card, you just never know who is watching you ready to pounce. Get cashback from a supermarket or go into the bank and ask the cashier to put the money into an envelope to disguise it. Crime figures will never be at zero level and with unknown numbers of criminals allowed entry from the EU and beyond, they are unlikely to even improve. myopinioncounts
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8:35pm Fri 25 Jan 13

techiebabe says...

This particular cashpoint is known for being a crime risk, because the bus stop gives ne'er-do-wells somewhere to lurk while waiting for a suitable victim. That's why I use other cashpoints. But just because one particular spot is the site of several robberies, doesnt mean that the streets of Leytonstone are generally unsafe.
This particular cashpoint is known for being a crime risk, because the bus stop gives ne'er-do-wells somewhere to lurk while waiting for a suitable victim. That's why I use other cashpoints. But just because one particular spot is the site of several robberies, doesnt mean that the streets of Leytonstone are generally unsafe. techiebabe
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9:07pm Fri 25 Jan 13

demonmaster1977 says...

well when there are CUT'S in the Police Force and are still happening please explain to me where you are going to have a buffet of officers patrolling the streets, i am afraid it is no longer the 1960's anymore, the population in the U.K is forever increasing and the numbers of police decreasing i am afraid this will never be controlled..If you have any bright ideas join the Police and tackle crime yourself? they are always screaming out for special police constables 16 hours a month.. give it ago instead of being an arm chair police officer?
well when there are CUT'S in the Police Force and are still happening please explain to me where you are going to have a buffet of officers patrolling the streets, i am afraid it is no longer the 1960's anymore, the population in the U.K is forever increasing and the numbers of police decreasing i am afraid this will never be controlled..If you have any bright ideas join the Police and tackle crime yourself? they are always screaming out for special police constables 16 hours a month.. give it ago instead of being an arm chair police officer? demonmaster1977
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11:26pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Cornbeefur says...

techiebabe wrote:
This particular cashpoint is known for being a crime risk, because the bus stop gives ne'er-do-wells somewhere to lurk while waiting for a suitable victim. That's why I use other cashpoints. But just because one particular spot is the site of several robberies, doesnt mean that the streets of Leytonstone are generally unsafe.
Well if you cannot go to a cash point without fear of being bashed over the bonce and robbed, one can assume that the area is not safe.

Do you wear Cranberry Tinted Spectacles on your travels?
[quote][p][bold]techiebabe[/bold] wrote: This particular cashpoint is known for being a crime risk, because the bus stop gives ne'er-do-wells somewhere to lurk while waiting for a suitable victim. That's why I use other cashpoints. But just because one particular spot is the site of several robberies, doesnt mean that the streets of Leytonstone are generally unsafe.[/p][/quote]Well if you cannot go to a cash point without fear of being bashed over the bonce and robbed, one can assume that the area is not safe. Do you wear Cranberry Tinted Spectacles on your travels? Cornbeefur
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8:35am Sat 26 Jan 13

demonmaster1977 says...

Leytonstone is a S**thole anyway. Why would you want to go there. And you may ask, Why do I live in this borough? well if it wasn't for my Girlfriend..I'd be long gone by now.. I moved down here from S.E. London. And from a nice neighbourhood where people respect each other and the area they live in, here people dont care, they throw litter everywhere, spit, push people when getting onto a bus, grunt at you instead of simply saying excuse me ...i stood in a shop one time and in the corner of my eye noticed someone trying to get past me, i waited for them to say excuse me and it never happened so i stayed where i was. Even feral people have better manners.


Roll on the negative comments & replies ...................
Leytonstone is a S**thole anyway. Why would you want to go there. And you may ask, Why do I live in this borough? well if it wasn't for my Girlfriend..I'd be long gone by now.. I moved down here from S.E. London. And from a nice neighbourhood where people respect each other and the area they live in, here people dont care, they throw litter everywhere, spit, push people when getting onto a bus, grunt at you instead of simply saying excuse me ...i stood in a shop one time and in the corner of my eye noticed someone trying to get past me, i waited for them to say excuse me and it never happened so i stayed where i was. Even feral people have better manners. Roll on the negative comments & replies ................... demonmaster1977
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8:45am Sat 26 Jan 13

Alan_1976 says...

demonmaster1977 wrote:
Leytonstone is a S**thole anyway. Why would you want to go there. And you may ask, Why do I live in this borough? well if it wasn't for my Girlfriend..I'd be long gone by now.. I moved down here from S.E. London. And from a nice neighbourhood where people respect each other and the area they live in, here people dont care, they throw litter everywhere, spit, push people when getting onto a bus, grunt at you instead of simply saying excuse me ...i stood in a shop one time and in the corner of my eye noticed someone trying to get past me, i waited for them to say excuse me and it never happened so i stayed where i was. Even feral people have better manners.


Roll on the negative comments & replies ...................
You moved "down" North to sponge off your girlfriend and spend your days mounting static protests in shops?

I can see why that would get someone angry...
[quote][p][bold]demonmaster1977[/bold] wrote: Leytonstone is a S**thole anyway. Why would you want to go there. And you may ask, Why do I live in this borough? well if it wasn't for my Girlfriend..I'd be long gone by now.. I moved down here from S.E. London. And from a nice neighbourhood where people respect each other and the area they live in, here people dont care, they throw litter everywhere, spit, push people when getting onto a bus, grunt at you instead of simply saying excuse me ...i stood in a shop one time and in the corner of my eye noticed someone trying to get past me, i waited for them to say excuse me and it never happened so i stayed where i was. Even feral people have better manners. Roll on the negative comments & replies ...................[/p][/quote]You moved "down" North to sponge off your girlfriend and spend your days mounting static protests in shops? I can see why that would get someone angry... Alan_1976
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1:07am Sun 27 Jan 13

ColinOrient says...

demonmaster1977 wrote:
Leytonstone is a S**thole anyway. Why would you want to go there. And you may ask, Why do I live in this borough? well if it wasn't for my Girlfriend..I'd be long gone by now.. I moved down here from S.E. London. And from a nice neighbourhood where people respect each other and the area they live in, here people dont care, they throw litter everywhere, spit, push people when getting onto a bus, grunt at you instead of simply saying excuse me ...i stood in a shop one time and in the corner of my eye noticed someone trying to get past me, i waited for them to say excuse me and it never happened so i stayed where i was. Even feral people have better manners.


Roll on the negative comments & replies ...................
Leytonstone sadly was once a nice place - but that is probably going back a good 25 years. Certainly agree with you, notably about the spitting. That filthy habit should come with an on-the-spot £100 fine - maybe that might see these neglected places improve.
[quote][p][bold]demonmaster1977[/bold] wrote: Leytonstone is a S**thole anyway. Why would you want to go there. And you may ask, Why do I live in this borough? well if it wasn't for my Girlfriend..I'd be long gone by now.. I moved down here from S.E. London. And from a nice neighbourhood where people respect each other and the area they live in, here people dont care, they throw litter everywhere, spit, push people when getting onto a bus, grunt at you instead of simply saying excuse me ...i stood in a shop one time and in the corner of my eye noticed someone trying to get past me, i waited for them to say excuse me and it never happened so i stayed where i was. Even feral people have better manners. Roll on the negative comments & replies ...................[/p][/quote]Leytonstone sadly was once a nice place - but that is probably going back a good 25 years. Certainly agree with you, notably about the spitting. That filthy habit should come with an on-the-spot £100 fine - maybe that might see these neglected places improve. ColinOrient
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10:30pm Sun 27 Jan 13

jef costello says...

Blah blah blah bearmans blah blah 25 years ago blah blah used to have a Russell and Bromley blah blah never any crime in them days blah blah everything was made of wood zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Blah blah blah bearmans blah blah 25 years ago blah blah used to have a Russell and Bromley blah blah never any crime in them days blah blah everything was made of wood zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz jef costello
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11:53pm Sun 27 Jan 13

ColinOrient says...

jef costello wrote:
Blah blah blah bearmans blah blah 25 years ago blah blah used to have a Russell and Bromley blah blah never any crime in them days blah blah everything was made of wood zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Oh yes 2013's just beautiful in this sparkling little, crime-free village of Leytonstone. No burglaries, no thieving at the cash machines and no street violence. Blah blah blah.... OH NO I've just lost my cranberry-tinted specs - they're right, it is pretty awful here, whether it's east, west, north or south Leytonstone, I'M SCARED!
[quote][p][bold]jef costello[/bold] wrote: Blah blah blah bearmans blah blah 25 years ago blah blah used to have a Russell and Bromley blah blah never any crime in them days blah blah everything was made of wood zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz[/p][/quote]Oh yes 2013's just beautiful in this sparkling little, crime-free village of Leytonstone. No burglaries, no thieving at the cash machines and no street violence. Blah blah blah.... OH NO I've just lost my cranberry-tinted specs - they're right, it is pretty awful here, whether it's east, west, north or south Leytonstone, I'M SCARED! ColinOrient
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7:03am Mon 28 Jan 13

Alan_1976 says...

Cranberry tinted spectacles? To quote Jeff zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Cranberry tinted spectacles? To quote Jeff zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Alan_1976
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10:36pm Mon 28 Jan 13

ColinOrient says...

Alan_1976 wrote:
Cranberry tinted spectacles? To quote Jeff zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Yes buy two pairs and get your free bullet-proof vest.
[quote][p][bold]Alan_1976[/bold] wrote: Cranberry tinted spectacles? To quote Jeff zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz[/p][/quote]Yes buy two pairs and get your free bullet-proof vest. ColinOrient
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11:54am Tue 29 Jan 13

jef costello says...

ColinOrient -

Nobody is saying Leytonstone is a 'sparkling little, crime-free village' - it is what it is - an area of inner-outer East London with the same problems you find in any similar place.

What it ain't is a bullet-drenched hellhole.
ColinOrient - Nobody is saying Leytonstone is a 'sparkling little, crime-free village' - it is what it is - an area of inner-outer East London with the same problems you find in any similar place. What it ain't is a bullet-drenched hellhole. jef costello
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