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Thieves steal rings off elderly woman's fingers
THIEVES stole rings off an elderly woman's fingers, which had been given to her by her late husband.
On Friday, September 20 between 12 and 1pm the victim was approached by two woman in Desborough Road, High Wycombe.
They asked her for directions to the local hospital before later approaching her as she sat in her car in East Richardson Street.
The victim opened her car door to speak to one of the women, who again asked for directions.
She then leant into the car and offered the victim some cheap jewellery, before pulling three rings from the elderly woman's fingers saying she wanted to try them on.
She then handed the victim a piece of black tissue paper saying her rings were inside, before walking off and getting in a car parked nearby.
The victim opened the paper which contained the cheap jewellery offered earlier.
The first offender is about 40, 5ft 1in, with a large build and a round face. She had a foreign accent and was wearing a light brown headscarf, brown tweed winter jacket and dark baggy trousers.
The second one is 5ft 5ins, thin and was wearing a thin brown headscarf, dark blouson style jacket and dark blue jeans.
PC Alex Field said "The offenders had distracted and confused an elderly woman in order to steal her jewellery. This jewellery is of significant sentimental value as it had been given to her by her late husband."
Anyone with information should contact PC Field on 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers.uk.org.
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