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Crook Robs Elderly Woman Of Her Poker Machine Winnings

Tags: Australia, casino robber.
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 by "T".

A ruffian has patiently observed an elderly woman with a walker win at the pokies, decided to follow her and violently pushed her over to rob her winnings. The 88-year-old from Ferntree Gully was walking towards Dorset Rd on Maryville Way last Wednesday (September 7) at 12:30pm after winning at the poker machines at Zagame's in Boronia.

The unnamed elderly woman's handbag was hanging from her walker when a man appeared, pushed her to the ground, took the bag and ran away. She refused to say the amount of cash that was stolen.

Police believed that the suspect had been inside the premises and saw the woman win on the poker machines, and followed her outside.

After the robbery, passersby helped the poor woman back inside Zagame's. She was bruised and therefore taken to the hospital by ambulance, and spent the night there. The CCTV footage revealed a man that the police wanted to question in relation to the crime. The man was described as Polynesian, around 30 years old, wearing blue shorts and a high-vis orange and blue shirt. He had a beard and a shaved head.

The suspect is still at large, and anyone with info should phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Knox CIU on 9881 7000.

source: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/outer-east/thug-robs-88yearold-of-pokies-winnings-near-zagames-in-boronia/news-story/25007df17ff755cbfa1a86b01e4ea356


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5 comments for "Crook Robs Elderly Woman Of Her Poker Machine Winnings"

 pochui9/14/2016 9:51:34 AM GMT
no they haven't described him correctly, they told that "he had a beard and a shaved head", actually me ponders that "he had a head and a shaved beard" was the more precise description. what i would like to point out is that elderly women should stay home and take care of their guinea pigs instead of heading to casino to gamble away their pensions.
 doubletop7779/14/2016 11:02:07 AM GMT
What a terrible story and i hope that this doesn't affect this poor woman too much. I hope this lowlife gets caught very quickly and has the book thrown at him and he goes to jail for a very long time
 Mober9/14/2016 6:07:38 PM GMT
An 88 year old lady playing the slots Smile
Someone must be careful when playing in casinos. many are watching over your head.
Although most of the times, are old ladies waiting to see if you are going to hit free spins,
to take over when you are gone Smile
The title say poker winnings, thought the article say she was playing pokies...
 Tony_MON7ANA9/14/2016 6:23:47 PM GMT
This dishonorable, unscrupulous robber was described as Polynesian, a skinhead with a beard, around 30ish in age, wearing blue shorts and a high-visibility orange and blue shirt. Kind of scary, isn't he? There is a good chance that this guy has a long rap sheet.
 damosk9/14/2016 10:08:41 PM GMT
Good on the unnamed elderly lady for playing the machines and turning it into a profit..... And no doubt a profit of sizeable proportions worth the while of a would be robber to steal it. The description available and CCTV images should see the suspect caught and dealt with appropriately. Do you still have hanging drawing and quartering in the US?

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