A fundraising effort is under way to help a Good Samaritan to help an elderly lady who had fallen over – and had his van loaded with tools stolen.
The senior citizen tripped and fell on the pavement in Limpsfield Road, Warlingham, close to Crowborough Drive , and a man from Essex, working in the area, stopped his van and raced to help the woman.
But a white male, run his early 20s, approximately 6ft tall wearing a matching green tracksuit top and bottoms and black baseball cap walking along Limpsfield Road, crossed the road and stole the van.
The vehicle, a white Ford Transit Panel Van – YS67 SFJ -was seen to drive along Limpsfield Road and then turned left at the roundabout on to Chelsham Road. The man’s keys, wallet and phone were also in the van.
The elderly lady’s grand daughter, Amie Lewis, said: “ She is currently in hospital being treated for her injuries- at the moment I only know that she has fractured her wrist, they are still assessing her other injuries.
“We want to thank this gentleman especially as he only stopped to help and ended up having his van stolen just for being a kind citizen. His tools are also not insured. We also want to thank the school boy and another gentleman who ran to my house to get my mother and who stayed with her until the first responder arrived.”
Amie has now set up a justgiving.com page to raise £1000 for the man who lost his van and tools and has, at the time of writing, brought in £640.
If you have any information on the van theft ring Surrey Police on 101.