Man charged following theft from elderly woman in Birkenhead

Merseyside Police has charged a man following a theft from an elderly woman in Birkenhead earlier this week.

At around 4.30pm on Tuesday 13 April, a woman in her 70s was at Ableworld Mobility and Stairlifts in Park Road North when she was approached by a man who reportedly asked her to change money. The victim later realised that her card had been stolen.

CCTV enquiries were carried and a man was arrested.

42-year-old Viorel Voinea of Grove Road, Wallasey Village has been charged with theft from a person. He will appear at Wirral Adult Remand Court today, Friday 15 April.

If you have any information on suspected theft, always call 999 if a crime is in progress. You can also pass information via our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.

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