tonight I was followed up Hewitt Road about 9.20 by someone..I thought a neighbour friend was playing a game creeping up on me..and then heard my back pack zip being undone..I swirled round and saw this guy who was helping himself to the contents of my bag! it happened so quickly but as I challenged him..calling out but nobody came to help !..he backed off then dived into a rubbish bin in a garden we were outside and pelted me with rubbish bags swearing loudly in a East European language I couldn't properly identify.
I was of course lucky but next time his desperation might lead him to another way..who knows.
Description: Swarthy 5 foot' nothing..wearing a dark blue black jacket and jeans I think..smallish beard..because he was a little uncoordinated ...drugs?..I could have run away from him. Just to let you know.
Really sorry to hear this Barbara.
From your description he sounds very like a man I saw yesterday getting escorted out of Yasir Halim having been caught shoplifting - from what I saw he’d taken lots of packets of Nurofen.
god... local colour eh?
can you send me your email please Alison?
Just messaged you.
Have just reported it so here's hoping it adds up....
Sounds awful. Very much part of the open drugs trade on this part of Green lanes.
I know the guy you are talking about and he is deteriorating rapidly and obviously getting more desperate
I normally tell him to do one if he’s loitering in the passage as I don’t want him or his mate anywhere near my kids, and he’ll shuffle off muttering
His level of low level crime shouldn’t be tolerated but not sure what can be done as have called the police on him and his mates before.
So sorry you've had problems too... I find it sad.. he could've lunged at me but didn't which makes me think it's the drugs and desperation for money etc etc..I wonder how long he'll survive.