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Woman with epilepsy 'robbed' during seizure in Birmingham

2014-03-24 16:56:47

epilepsy theftPolice want to speak to two women about the incident

A woman with epilepsy had her purse stolen by a bogus Good Samaritan while she lay unconscious in a city centre street, West Midlands Police has said.

The force said two women went to the 25 year old's aid after she "blacked out" and collapsed in Summer Row, Birmingham.

When she regained consciousness she found her purse was missing.

Police have released CCTV images of two women they want to speak to in relation to the incident, on February 22.

PC David Horton, from the Jewellery Quarter police team, said it was "not clear if the two women were together" and that one of them may have genuinely tried to help.

"This was a callous and terribly sad case where a lady was taken ill just yards from her place of work, only to then become a victim of crime when completely defenceless," he said.


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