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Robbers who posed as charity collectors hugged victim and stole his watch

Byoxfordnewspaper

Aug 30, 2022

CCTV images have been released of two women police would like to speak to as they may have information about a robbery in Henley-on-Thames.

The incident occurred in Rupert Close at around 3.30pm on 24 June.

The offenders posed as charity collectors, approached the victim’s door and asked for a donation.

The victim gave them some money, and the offenders hugged him and stole his watch while he was distracted.

Investigating officer, PC Ross Carter, based at Abingdon police station, said: “We would like to appeal to anybody who recognises the women in these images to please get in touch, as we believe they may have vital information about the robbery.

“You can get in touch by either making a report online or by calling 101 quoting reference number 43220277443.

“Alternatively, for 100% anonymity, you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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