I was shopping in Marks and spencer today and decided as I was tired to go to their cafe for a sandwich.
The queue was long and as I stood there wearing my back pack I felt the couple behind me push into me. I half turned and then they moved out of the queue and walked off. I took off my back pack to see what had happened and found they had opened it and stolen my purse containing about £30 and numerous bank cards. I immediately phone DH who stopped them all within about 15 minutes.
The staff were very kind to me in M and S and organised for me to speak to the police to report the theft.
Fortunately I had my house keys, bus pass and mobile, in my pockets so no problem getting home.
I felt really wobbly when I got back and my only tears came when I realised that the thieves had stolen photos of my 2 grandsons.
I fortunately can cope without the £30 but what if that was my only money for the week.
I have spent all afternoon phoning banks asking for new cards to be reissued. Without exception they have all finished by saying 'enjoy your day', well I can tell them categorically it has been a pretty sh** day so far.
Lesson to be learned - do not put money in a backpack.
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