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Distraction theft at Sainsbury's
12:03pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
ANDOVER police have released a CCTV image following a distraction theft.
At about 3.30pm on 20 September, a 76-year-old man had been shopping in Sainsbury’s in Shepherds Spring Lane, Andover.
He paid for his shopping with a debit card, using the chip and PIN service. He had left the store after paying for his shopping when he was approached by a woman who asked if he had dropped £10.
He checked his wallet and said no. He then went to his car and drove home.
Later that day he realised his bank card was missing. Checks with the bank have revealed that £490 was taken from his account at about 3.30pm at the cash machine outside the Sainsbury’s store.
The woman is described as white, aged in her late 20s, about 5ft 6ins tall and had dark brown hair.
Pc Dave Hindle said: “If you recognise the man or woman in this CCTV image or remember seeing a woman acting suspiciously outside Sainsbury’s, please contact me.
“This is a horrible crime against an elderly man. I am keen to hear from anyone who may have information which may assist this investigation.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Pc Hindle at Andover CID on 101 or call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.
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