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Old Crime

The elderly turn to crime.

QUIRKY NEWS

Unusual news stories from around the world.

TRACK 13

What country bowling? do elderly do? Meet Play people up bingo? with in their your Go friends in bars and cafés? These days, more and more pensioners around the world are turning to crime!

In Manchester (England), more than 1,600 elderly people have been arrested over the past three years. The oldest was a 94-year-old man cautioned for violence against another person. In Watford, a gang of over 65-year-olds Held Up three banks before I’m getting getting caught. One of too old for this. the members terrorised banking staf by pointing a carrot through a jacket pocket, claiming it was a loaded gun. The gang leader was 78 years old. In London, a gang of elderly ladies was detained by police after a number of vicious street attacks. They’d been using handbags illed with rocks to stun their victims, making of with valuables such as money, jewellery and mobile phones.

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