Gran theft outrage
A GRANDMOTHER has been robbed by a group of “scumbags” while she loaded her walker into the boot of her car.
Freda Pratt, 90, had just finished having her hair cut at Sunvale shopping centre, Aitkenvale, about 10am on Monday and was loading her mobility walker into the boot of her car when a group of teens snatched her purse.
“Someone has followed me ( from getting her hair cut), but I didn’t know, there were a few guys around … I come to my car and went to the back, opened the boot,” Mrs Pratt said.
“I was going to put my purse in the boot. I thought no I’ll knock the purse around putting my walkie in … I went to pick up my purse and it was gone. All I heard was a whiz, just a noise like a whiz and I’d say that’s when he grabbed my purse.”
Mrs Pratt said she hoped those responsible for the theft and her subsequent distress got what they deserved.
“I felt a big lump here ( in the stomach). It’s nearly bought my asthma back,” she said.
“They’re just scumbags to follow me and do that. But I’m lucky, they VICTIM: Freda Pratt, 90, who had her purse snatched while she was loading her walker into the boot of her car. could have hit me. I could have turned around.
“I would have fought him for my bag and I may have got hit.
“I was very annoyed, very hurt. I had to go home without my purse and a purse is everything to a lady, we have everything in our purse.”
Mundingburra Police officer- incharge Senior Sergeant Graeme Paterson appealed for information from the public. He asked anyone who saw something in the vicinity of the Sunvale Shopping Centre on Ross River Rd to contact police.