A hero pensioner bravely fought off a young woman who tried to steal her cash at an ATM machine, shouting "You're not having my money. I've worked hard for that".
Doreen Jones, 81, was targeted as she went to withdraw her money by a pregnant woman who was holding a sign and attempting to beg.
The twice-widowed pensioner was on High Street, Blackheath, West Midlands, when the attempted robbery happened outside a Lloyds Bank.
Doreen told the person to leave her alone but would not go away, BirminghamLive reported .
Just as she thought the woman was about to leave she barged in front of Doreen and tried to steal her bank card.
Speaking to BBC's Crimewatch Roadshow, Doreen told how she managed to snatch her bank card back before grabbing the suspect by the hair and collar forcing her to flee the scene with nothing.
She said: "She wasn't expecting me, I tell you!."
The attempted theft happened at around 10.20am on Monday, May 20, 2019.
Police have only just released the video footage on the BBC's Crimewatch programme.
"I thought, 'No, you're not having my money, I've worked hard for that'.
"She started screaming. I don't know why she was screaming, it was me that should have been screaming and crying."
The suspect escaped with no money, fleeing around the corner.
Paramedics were called to the bank when Doreen started to have problems with her breathing.
Since the incident, Doreen has had two heart attacks which she believes is partially down to the incident.
She has since has anxiety issues with visiting High Street in the town centre.
Following the reconstruction, PSI Peter Rawlings of West Midlands Police said they are on the look out for a 'heavily pregnant' woman as the suspect.
They believe Doreen's attacker could have been in the early stages of pregnancy in May.
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