Melbourne, Mar 27 (ANI): An Australian woman, who has been dubbed as ”despicable”, is said to be preying upon elderly men by making sexual advances towards them before relieving them of their cash.
The woman, who calls herself “Catted” and is aged in her late 30s to early 40s, has stolen hundreds of dollars from men aged in their 70s and 80s.
Police said that on each occasion she made “sexual advances” towards the men before stealing from them, and in each case, the men had recently visited a bank or ATM and withdrawn a significant amount of money.
Detective Inspector Chris Goddard said he was disgusted by the predatory nature of the crime.
“It”s quite despicable and reprehensible that people are preying on elderly members of the community,” the Daily Telegraph quoted him as saying.
So far police know of three victims but believe there may be more and want them to come forward.
“We now have three incidents we are investigating but suspect that there may be several other victims,” Insp Goddard said.
The first incident occurred on March 3 when the woman approached an 80-year-old man outside a supermarket in Oatley.
Then on March 18, the woman followed a 71-year-old man after he got off a bus at Strathfield, then she tried to grope him before taking his wallet.
Only five hours later on the same day, she befriended an 86-year-old man at a hotel in Auburn. She followed him home and made a sexual advance before stealing a large amount of cash.
Insp Goddard said police were reviewing break and enters of elderly people”s homes over the past few months to see whether the same woman was involved.
Police are also investigating whether a second woman, a 26-year-old from Strathfield arrested earlier this week over the robbery of elderly men, is connected.
Catted smokes, is of Aboriginal appearance with medium-length black hair. (ANI)