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CASH THEFT: Money stolen from 99-year-old near Rickmansworth High Street 

 Published on: 18th February 2021   |   By: Jason Allen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Police are investigating a theft, after money was stolen from a 99-year-old man near the High Street earlier this month.

The crime took place on the morning of February 2, after the victim had withdrawn cash from Nationwide Bank and was returning to his vehicle parked in Northway car park.

It is alleged that two people approached the victim by his car and asked him to pledge his support to a charity by signing paperwork. After the pair walked away, the man noticed cash missing from his pocket.

This is the second incident near the high street in recent months where an elderly resident has been approached by people asking for signatures to support a charity. An 86-year-old lady was also targeted on December 5 last year.

PCSO Alan Waller from the Rickmansworth Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Please can you warn elderly neighbours and relatives about this type of crime. We would ask that if you come across anyone approaching you petitioning for signatures for charity, to contact the Police immediately. No recognised charities are currently collecting in the High Street.”

Two women have been arrested in connection with the incident and have been released under investigation while enquires continue. 

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