Shocking moment three laughing thugs drag a defenceless pensioner to the ground before snatching her tablet computer in a vicious daylight robbery
- Cowards pounced on a woman aged in her seventies on a street in Birmingham
- Yobs spotted smirking and laughing on CCTV shortly after the shocking robbery
- Police are hunting for three males branded ‘scum’ by furious social media users
This is the shocking moment three thugs dragged a pensioner to the floor and snatched her tablet.
The cowardly yobs pounced on their defenceless victim, aged in her 70s, as she walked along a pavement in Birmingham at 2.40pm on December 28.
One hooded male pulls her to the ground before they snatched a tablet from her hands and flee as the sickening robbery is caught on camera.
As they hunt the perpetrators, West Midlands Police today released the footage after the offenders escaped through a nearby car park.
Furious social media users reacted to the clip with outrage after it surfaced online. Joyce Daniels wrote: ‘What a cowardly bunch of pond life these three are.’
This is the moment the thugs grabbed the pensioner’s tablet after pulling her to the floor in the West Midlands
The three males were spotted smirking and laughing on CCTV footage after they attacked a pensioner walking on the pavement in Birmingham
Maxine Preston said: ‘Disgusting low life, frightening times!’ Angie Bennett added: ‘How do they sleep at night!? Vile’ while Deb Hanrahan described them as ‘Absolutely scum.’
Annie Dempster said: ‘How terrible. That poor woman. Just like rat packs. Hope to God they catch them. So bloody sickening. Hope the poor woman is ok.’
Their smirking, laughing faces were later captured walking along a street following the shameless attack, which fortunately left the pensioner uninjured.
A West Midlands Police spokesperson is asking anybody who recognises the men to contact the force.
One of the group swoops on the pensioner before pulling her to the floor and running off with her tablet
The yob puts his arms around the victim and pulls her to the floor in a sickening attack that was captured on CCTV
‘We want to talk to them in connection with a robbery on a woman in her early 70s that happened in Saltley on Friday 28 December at around 2.40pm,’ he said.
‘The woman was walking along the road when a group of three men approached her. One of the men ran at her, grabbed her and pulled her to the ground.
‘Another one of the other men then helped her assailant to pull a tablet out of her hand, before the three ran off down the service road, across the car park and into Alum Rock Road.
‘If you know who they are, contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote 20BE/302394U/18.’