Warning after thieves steal cash from pensioner in Eastwood

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Police are warning Eastwood shoppers to be vigilant after a pensioner had a large amount of cash stolen from her handbag.

The elderly woman withdrew the money in the town centre just ten minutes prior to the theft.

The thieves - one male and one female - followed her into a shop on Nottingham Road at 2pm on yesterday (Wednesday) and distracted her in order to obtain the cash.

The female is described as Asian/Eastern European, aged between 20 and 30, and was wearing loose clothing and a scarf over her head. The man was black, of medium build, wearing jeans and a beige beanie hat. Anyone with information can call 101.