A crook stole Christmas presents from a disabled grandmother in a “heart breaking” day light theft.
Pensioner Nancy Golding had her grandchildren’s Christmas presents stolen from her parked mobility scooter as she popped into a charity shop on Hailsham High Street.
The thief took her bag containing around £65 worth of goods including food, two pairs of pyjamas and her t-shirts for her two gandchildren.
The 77-year-old’s bag was later discovered by police in a Church yard. Officers are currently investigating the theft at St Mary’s Walk, which occurred around 3pm on November 21.
Mrs Golding said: “I was in the shop for two minutes. He did it so quickly. I said to the lady in the shop I had to keep an eye on the scooter, but I took my eyes of it for a second and my stuff was stolen.
“I don’t usually buy that much shopping but I got a few bits for Christmas and a bit extra because of the weather warning I didn’t think I’d be able to get out at the weekend.
“I’m really ill and then something like this happens and you don’t want to go out. I live from one pension day to the next and it’s made me feel down.”
Alan Cogan, a family friend, said: “It’s heart breaking for it to happen. The thief is absolute scum. Nancy’s so friendly, such a lovely person; God help the person who did it, if someone finds out who it is. He would have to leave the town.”
A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Officers are currently investigating the theft. The shopping bag, with some of the shopping inside, was found in a nearby churchyard by a PCSO.”
Police found some tins of dog food in the recovered bag. Anyone with information about the theft should call 101 quoting serial 965 of 21/11.