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Last Updated: Sunday, 13 November 2005, 11:29 GMT
Elderly targeted by town thieves
Thieves appear to be targeting elderly shoppers in a number of incidents in the Telford area, police have said.

West Mercia Police are warning people to secure their purses and wallets and keep a tight hold on their bags as they start their Christmas shopping.

The incidents are mainly happening in the town centre, a spokeswoman for the force said.

Police added that they are working with town centre security and traders to catch those responsible.

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