Police appeal after Hatfield debit card theft
PUBLISHED: 16:27 24 March 2016 | UPDATED: 16:52 24 March 2016
Police have released CCTV images of two men and a woman they would like to speak to in connection with a debit card theft in Hatfield.
A woman’s debit card was taken and hundreds of pounds stolen while she was shopping at Tesco Extra in Oldings Corner, Hatfield, at around 2.40pm on Tuesday.
It is believed that the victim, 59, was watched as she put in her PIN code to pay for her goods at the checkout. Her card was then stolen and it has been used twice to withdraw money from an ATM.
PC Gavin Richardson, who is investigating, would like to speak with the three people pictured as they may have information about the theft that could help with the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Herts Police non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference number B2/16/1191. Alternatively people can contact Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
Police advise shoppers to secure all belongings, zip all pockets and keep valuables close by after paying, to use a handbag that can be closed properly, keep purses at the bottom of bags and shield their PIN numbers.
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