December 11 2013 Latest news:
Monday, November 4, 2013
Police are appealing for information about these two men in connection to a theft.
A woman in her 60s was approached at Asda car park by a man who told her she had dropped a £10 note.
Whist distracted, he removed her bank cards from her purse which were later used to withdraw a large some of money from her account.
The incident happened on September 20 at about 10.30am.
The men are believed to have links to the Ilford or Romford areas although the theft happened in Watford.
Police want to speak to them as they believe they may be able to help with the investigation.
PC Mo Huzair added: “I’d like to ensure people aware of this common scam. The offenders will target people, often the elderly, in supermarket car parks and tell them that they have dropped something, or use other methods to distract them in order to remove their purse, wallet or bank cards.”
Anyone with information should ask for Herts Police on 101 quoting reference C4/13/2175 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.