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Thieves stole £2,000 from elderly man in Stamford



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Police are urging people to stay alert after an elderly man was victim of a distraction theft.

On Monday (November 22), police received reports that thieves had stolen £2,000 from a man in Stamford.

The money had been in his pocket inside an envelope, and while being subjected to distraction tactics it was stolen.

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Stamford Police Inspector Gary Stewart urged people to stay vigilant.

He said: "My advice is please don't carry that much cash on you.

"If you really need to, keep it in your inside pocket."



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