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Police hunt cashpoint con duo

PUBLISHED: 15:33 20 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:59 12 August 2010

POLICE are looking for a couple wanted in connection with a theft in which a 71-year-old woman had her bank card and money stolen from a cash point. The pensioner was using the ATM outside Barclays Bank in Orpington High Street on July 25 at 12pm when a

POLICE are looking for a couple wanted in connection with a theft in which a 71-year-old woman had her bank card and money stolen from a cash point.

The pensioner was using the ATM outside Barclays Bank in Orpington High Street on July 25 at 12pm when a man placed an envelope across the screen and said: "It's not working, it's not working".

A woman who appeared to be waiting to use the cash point standing behind the victim told her she would wait there while the victim went into the bank to report the fault.

When she returned with a member of staff, both suspects had vanished, along with the victim's bank card, which was later used to withdraw £140 from the Nat West bank in Orpington High Street.

A police spokesman said: "We would like to remind people to be aware of who is around them while using ATMs.

"There have recently been three other instances of individuals matching the suspects' description attempting to distract elderly people while using cash machines in Orpington.


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