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£400 stolen from pensioner after withdrawal from bank in Watford High Street
A pensioner from Croxley Green had £400 stolen from her as she shopped in Watford and now she is warning others to beware.
The woman, who asked not to be named, believes she was spotted withdrawing the large sum of money from a cash machine in the High Street by two women of eastern European appearance.
The two women, whose faces were covered with veils, then followed the victim into Poundland and to a bus stop where she says one of them distracted her while the other cut the side out of her bag and removed the envelope containing the cash.
She said: "Wherever I went they were there. I kept trying to get away from them but I couldn’t.
"I went into Poundland while I was waiting for the bus and one of them followed me round the whole shop as close as if she was a little kid holding onto my skirt.
"As I was waiting for the bus they jumped the queue and one of them got in front of me and another behind me.
"They were asking to go to a place that the bus didn’t even go.
"At first I couldn’t understand how they got their hands in my bag, it has got a big slit down it and I am grateful they didn’t razor me."
The incident took place in High Street on Wednesday (February 28) between 2pm and 2.40pm and the victim says it has left her feeling less confident about visiting the town.
She added: "I don’t trust a single soul, whenever I’m out I’m looking around to see who’s around me."