85-year-old robbed with “slip of paper” trick

An 85-year-old woman was robbed at home in the Berliner Straße on Wednesday this week (3rd April, 2013).  At 2.50pm she let a pair of young people into her flat who said that they wanted to leave a note for someone else in the house, but asked her to write it for them – something police call the “slip of paper” trick.  After they had left she noticed that her handbag was missing which contained her purse with cash and a copy of her ID card in it, as well as a keyring.


About Graham Tappenden

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Oberursel in 1993 and returned with his family to live there in 2003. He has been writing for AllThingsGerman.net since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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