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Pensioner robbed of $1000

An 83-year-old woman was left heartbroken after two young women posing as members of the Red Cross stole the Sk50,000 ($1,000) she had been saving for her funeral.

The pensioner was duped into letting the women, described by police as between 25 and 30, into her house after they said she was going to be given $30 by the organisation.

But after settling down to talk to the women the pensioner went to the toilet and the thieves struck. Police say the two women probably knew where the woman kept her savings and grabbed the money she had been putting aside for her final resting place.

Police have questioned neighbours and say an elderly woman who was with the robbed pensioner in the house at the time has given them information. They are looking for "two well-dressed and well-spoken women".

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