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Police are appealing for information after a 93 year old woman had money stolen from her purse in Blackburn.
She was approached by a woman in the town centre who asked her if she had change for a pound coin.
Whilst the pensioner had her purse open, the thief reached in and took a number of notes before running off.
The thief is described as having a local accent, of medium build, with dark skin, possibly tanned, and looked to be in her 50s and was wearing a dark coat.