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Youths cheat cash out of pensioner

PUBLISHED: 16:35 23 July 2001 | UPDATED: 10:21 03 March 2010

POLICE were hunting two teenage thieves who offered to get a disabled man's pension for him – and then fled with the cash.

POLICE were today hunting two teenage thieves who offered to get a disabled man's pension for him – and then fled with the cash.

The incident happened today at Trimley Post Office after the 89-year-old man asked the youngsters if they would kindly get the pension for him to save him going into the shop.

He waited for them to return with the £58.98 for him, but they never did.

The man, who was in a motorised disabled vehicle, then reported the matter to the police.

The incident happened between 9.30am and 10am as the man made his regular trip to the Post Office in High Road, Trimley St Martin, to collect his cash.

The man, who lives in Trimley St Mary, believed the boys were being helpful and was astonished when they failed to hand over the money, which he needs to live on.

The boys are understood to be aged about 15, but there were no further descriptions of them available at the time of going to press.

Anyone who saw the boys talking to the man or remembers seeing youngsters acting suspiciously in the Trimley area, or has any information, should call police on 01473 613500.

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