A PENSIONER had jewellery stolen from him while being hugged by a stranger on a Penketh street.

The 70-year-old man was targeted by two women on Withycombe Road shortly after 2pm yesterday, Wednesday.

He was approached by the two offenders in a silver car, with the pair asking him for directions to Warrington Hospital.

One of the women hugged the victim after he had given them directions, at which point a gold chain around his neck was taken before the car sped away.

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Anyone with information is urged to contact Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number IML 383297, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.