Sick, elderly woman robbed of her handbag, $3000 cash by heartless thief

Police have released CCTV still images of a man that may be able to assist with their investigations into the theft of personal property from elderly patients in South Brisbane hospitals.

Sometime between 9am – 1.30pm on August 10 a man entered a 79-year-old woman’s hospital room and removed her handbag from a bedside table.

The woman was in another part of the hospital receiving treatment at the time of the incident.


The alleged offender has then used the woman’s bank card to withdraw approximately $3000 in cash.

Police have received several reports of similar incidents occurring between April – August this year.

Police are very concerned by the thefts targeting people at a vulnerable time in their lives and are appealing for public assistance to help locate the offender.

Anyone who may have been a victim or have information which could assist police with their investigations into these matters is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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