CHESTERFIELD: String of purse thefts in town centre

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Police are urging shoppers to be vigilant after eight purse thefts in Chesterfield town centre today.

Between 10am and 1.30pm, nine pensioners, aged 73, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 85 and 89, had their purses stolen from them.

Anyone with information about the thefts should call police on 101.