Police renew appeal after bank card thefts in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 16:08 16 March 2016 | UPDATED: 16:19 16 March 2016

CCTV footage of people the police want to speak to in relation to a distraction theft in Welwyn Garden City

CCTV footage of people the police want to speak to in relation to a distraction theft in Welwyn Garden City

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Police are continuing to appeal for information after an elderly woman was the victim of a distraction theft in Welwyn Garden City.

CCTV footage of people the police want to speak to in relation to a distraction theft in Welwyn Garden CityCCTV footage of people the police want to speak to in relation to a distraction theft in Welwyn Garden City

CCTV images have been re-released of three people police would like to speak to in connection with the theft of bank cards in Welwyn Garden City.

The theft took place in Morrisons car park in Black Fan Road between 3pm and 3.30pm on December 16.

An 84-year-old woman was returning her shopping trolley when she was approached by a woman who needed directions to the hospital.

She was then approached separately by a man requesting some change for bank notes.

CCTV footage of people the police want to speak to in relation to a distraction theft in Welwyn Garden CityCCTV footage of people the police want to speak to in relation to a distraction theft in Welwyn Garden City

The elderly victim later noticed that four bank cards had been taken from her purse.

On the same day several attempts were made to use the bank cards at various cash points and shops throughout Welwyn Garden City and Potters Bar.

PC Andy Finnan, who is investigating, said: “I am keen to speak to the three people pictured as I believe they may have crucial information that can help with this investigation.

“I would urge anyone who recognises those pictured to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone who has any information about the incident is asked to contact PC Finnan on the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference B1/15/3952.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers 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 never need to go to court.

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