Man jailed for stealing from elderly
Published on: 31 Mar 2014
A MAN has been jailed for stealing cash from elderly customers using the franchised Post Office counter at a shop in Quakers Road, Downend.
Mohammed Ahmed, 32, of Easton, was jailed for a total of 48 weeks by North Avon Magistrates on Monday March 10 after admitting three counts of theft and asking for another three theft offences to be taken into consideration.
The court sentenced him to three prison terms of 16 weeks, to be served consecutively.
Ahmed was arrested in June 2013 and charged in October for offences which took place between October and December 2011 and between March and April 2013.
South Gloucestershire DC Celia White said: “This case has put a lot of stress onto six very elderly and vulnerable people who used this franchised branch of the Post Office as a trusted way of managing their money locally.
“At the time the youngest victim in the case was 85 and the oldest was 93. When they withdrew cash using the Post Office counter the defendant withdrew extra amounts ranging from £20 to £150.”