Bank card stolen from pensioner in distraction theft in supermarket car park in Bury St Edmunds

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A bank card was stolen from a pensioner during a distraction theft in a supermarket car park in Bury St Edmunds.

The man, aged in his 70s, was holding his wallet in his hand in Sainsbury’s car park, in Bedingfeld Way. on Tuesday at about 11.15am when he was approached by a woman who gave him a £10 note saying he had dropped it.

He told her the money wasn’t his and, as he returned to his car, the woman asked him for directions while a man stood behind him.

The victim found himself turning between the two as they both tried talking to him before they suddenly walked off.

On checking his wallet, he found that his bank card was missing.

A spokesman for Suffolk Police described the woman as white, about 5ft tall of slim build while the man is about 5ft 10in, of stocky build, with short dark hair and believed to be Polish.

They are appealing for witnesses and warning people who find themselves in a similar situation to be vigilant.

Contact PC Jonathon Warby at Bury Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111,