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Woman’s credit cards stolen in distraction theft in Bury St Edmunds car park and used to withdraw nearly £750

Waitrose car park, in Bury
Waitrose car park, in Bury

Police are urging shoppers to be vigilant after a woman’s credit cards were stolen and used to withdraw nearly £750 in Bury St Edmunds.

The woman was approached by a man in Waitrose car park on Wednesday, October 28 at about 1.10pm who told her that some wires were hanging from her car.

It is thought that while she looked at her car, two credit cards were removed from a handbag on the front passenger seat.

The card was then used at a cash point to steal £500 and then at Argos for £249 before the woman became aware and cancelled her cards.

A Suffolk Police spokesman said it is possible the woman was watched while using her card and her PIN noted as it was typed into a machine.

The man is described as white, aged in his late 30s, with brown hair and as speaking with an Eastern European accent.

He was wearing a navy anorak type jacket and dark trousers.

Officers are urging residents and shoppers to be vigilant of this type of theft and anyone with information about this crime should contact 101 quoting crime number 37/11614/15.


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