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Police are investigating a theft which took place in Dunstable earlier today (Monday).

A man and a woman were walking along Albion Street just before midday when they were approached by two women, who asked them for directions to the train station before proceeding to steal an amount of cash from them.

Detective Sergeant Katherine Rivers said: “We believe that one of the victims of the theft was also the victim of a fatal road traffic collision in Dunstable today, and we are keeping an open mind as to whether the two incidents are connected.

“The two suspects are described as Asian, in their 20s or 30s, and were both described as wearing light-coloured long tops with blue patterns on them.

“We’re urgently appealing for anyone who witnessed either the robbery or the road traffic collision to contact us immediately.”

Police were called to reports of a collision between a vehicle and a wall on Edward Street at 12.04pm today.

Emergency services attended but a man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Next of kin have been informed.

Anyone with information about either the robbery or the road traffic collision is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 105 of 29 June. You can also text information to 07786 200 011, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.