Police believe two distraction thefts in Mildenhall and Haverhill may be linked. In both instances offenders distracted victims by telling them they have dropped money before stealing their bank card.
Police believe two distraction thefts in Mildenhall and Haverhill may be linked.
In both instances offenders distracted victims by telling them they have dropped money before stealing their bank card.
At 2.40pm on March 27 in Wilkinson’s car park, Recreation Way, Mildenhall, a man had two bank cards stolen.
He had left the store with his wife and was walking towards his car when he was approached by a man and woman who told him he had dropped a £5 note.
During a conversation between the group the female offender managed to get hold of the victim’s wallet and removed two bank cards, which were used a short time later to remove money from his account.
Earlier that day, about 11am, a second male victim was targeted in the car park of Aldi in Lordscroft Lane, Haverhill.
The victim left the store and got into his car at which point a woman got into the passenger seat and told the man he had dropped a £5 note.
The man checked his wallet and at some point the woman was able to remove a bank card, which was used to remove money from his account.
The woman is described as of Southern European appearance, of slim build, with long brown hair tied up in a bun, wearing a dark long sleeved jacket, light brown skinny trousers and light coloured pumps.
The woman is described as taller than the man who had short dark hair and was wearing a dark jacket and dark jeans.
Police are asking anyone with information in relation to these incidents to contact Suffolk police on 101.