AN elderly man had his watch stolen yesterday (July 19) after two women pretended to be a charity getting people to sign a petition.

The man, who is in his 70s, was exiting his vehicle in Stert Street, Abingdon, at about 12.30pm when the women approached him.

They asked him to sign a petition for a charity and while doing so, they distracted him and took his Rolex watch.  

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The women are described as being around 5ft 6ins tall, wearing white tops and face masks.

Investigating officer PC Ross Carter, based at Abingdon police station, said: “I would like to appeal to anybody who may have been in this area during this time or driving past and witnessed anything, or have dash-cam footage, to please get in touch.

“You can get in touch by either making a report online or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43220319412.”


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This story was written by Gee Harland, she joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

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