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Maldon: Pensioner's purse stolen as she does her shopping
A shocked elderly woman has condemned a thief who targeted her while she was shopping at a Maldon supermarket.
The 81-year-old, who asked not to be named, was shopping with her 65-year-old sister at the Wycke Hill Morrisons last Thursday morning when her purse was stolen from her handbag.
A bank card was later used to withdraw £300 from her bank account.
The woman, who lives in Chelmsford but regularly visits Maldon, said: “I got right to the checkout and when I went to get my purse out to pay it wasn’t there.
“My bag was zipped up and everything."
She added: “I think it’s terrible really when they pick on old people. It’s dreadful.
“I would rather give them the money if they need it that much.”
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