A FOURTH pensioner in the space of three weeks has been mugged down a back alley in Hounslow West.
Barbara Folly, 74, can now be added to the list of elderly women who live on Sutton Lane Estate that have had their bags snatched in broad daylight.
The Great-grandmother of nine is now scared to leave her home after she was mugged while walking down an alley between Sutton Lane and her home on George Street on Sunday, March 21.
Over the past two weeks the Chronicle has reported on an 84-year-old woman and a 70-year old who have also been attacked in the alley ways leading to the estate.
Mrs Folly's granddaughter Charlene Gard, 24, said she has also heard of a further fourth woman who has been targeted: "This person is picking on people that are vulnerable. It's disgusting. My Nan is absolutely terrified, she hasn't been out since it happened, she's been really shaken and scared."
Mrs Folly, who lives with her son who is away a lot, was left without heating for two days after the incident at 8.30am, as she had been to top up her gas and electricity card. The thug also made off with £40 in cash, her cheque book and bank cards.
Ms Gard believes the police need to install CCTV cameras into the alley ways to prevent something like this happening again.
"It's too easy for them. You can't see anything from the alley and nothing can see you so they need to get CCTV in there."
Last week the Chronicle spoke to Nula Kenney, 70, who was targeted in a back alley leading from Bath Road to her home in Moulton Avenue and the previous week, Angela McManhon, 84, who also lives in Moulton Avenue and was mugged in an alley leading from the Great West Road.
She said:"This is happening so much I'm afraid to go out."