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Young women rob pensioner of £2000

TWO young women robbed a pensioner of £2000 after he left a bank.

John McCort was thrown against a wall in Calder Street, Govanhill, Glasgow, during the daylight attack.

The 74-year-old was so shocked he did not report the mugging to police for several days.

Mr McCort had withdrawn the money to lend to a relative who had just bought a new house.

He said: "I was ­walking down Victoria Road and this girl approached me holding a pound coin.

"She kept saying 'change'. She was about 20 years old and had an Eastern European accent.

"While I was looking in my pocket another girl, about 24, came up with a 10p piece and asked for two 5p pieces.

"I started walking away and turned down Calder Street, but they followed me.

"I could hear them behind me, so I turned around and told them to beat it. The next thing they shoved me against the wall and were going through my pockets."

Mr McCort said: He said: "It was over in seconds. I checked my pockets and the money was gone. I was shattered. I went home and sat for about three hours with my head in my hands.

"I knew I'd never see the money again. I didn't even think it was worth reporting it to the police."

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: "Our Community Investigation Unit is continuing inquiries following a report of a robbery of a 74-year-old man near to Calder Street. Anyone with information is asked to contact us on 101."

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