Elderly Woman’s Wallet Allegedly Gets Stolen By Seemingly Helpful Passer-By On 25 Jan
It’s not uncommon for members of the public to offer help to elderly folks who are in need. An elderly woman, however, found herself worse off after receiving help from a passer-by.
88-year-old Mdm Shen was en route home in Bendemeer when a ‘helpful’ passer-by offered to help store her items in a plastic bag.
However, when she returned home, she could not find her wallet — which contained about S$700 at that point. Mdm Shen has since lodged a police report. Investigations are ongoing.
Woman threw items on floor after elderly woman rejected her help
According to Shin Min Daily News, the unsuspecting Mdm Shen was on her way back home from buying daily necessities and TOTO tickets when she was stopped by a middle-aged woman on Wednesday (25 Jan).
The woman had apparently offered to pack some pieces of cloth that Mdm Shen had stacked on her trolley, into a plastic bag.