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Police release CCTV images of men sought in connection with theft from 88-year-old in Bromley

PUBLISHED: 09:22 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 09:22 23 August 2018

The offence happened on Wednesday July 25 at about 10am in Downham Way. Picture: Met Police

The offence happened on Wednesday July 25 at about 10am in Downham Way. Picture: Met Police

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Detectives are appealing to identify three men involved in the theft from an 88-year-old man in Bromley.

Detectives have released CCTV images of three men who were seen to be involved in the use of the debit card. Picture: Met PoliceDetectives have released CCTV images of three men who were seen to be involved in the use of the debit card. Picture: Met Police

The offence happened on Wednesday July 25 at about 10am in Downham Way.

The victim had collected some savings from a bank and was walking to his home.

He was approached by two men, who were described as east European and aged 30 to 40.

One distracted the elderly man, while the other stole his money and debit card.

The victim had collected some savings from a bank and was walking to his home. Picture: Met PoliceThe victim had collected some savings from a bank and was walking to his home. Picture: Met Police

The suspects took £250 in cash and used the debit card to withdraw a further £900 from his account.

Detectives have released CCTV images of three men who were seen to be involved in the use of the debit card.

Det Serg Lee Barnard from Lewisham CID, said: “The suspects have clearly followed the victim nearly two miles from the bank before robbing him.

“This is a deplorable crime, the victim is clearly vulnerable, walks with a stick and is very frail.

Detectives are appealing to identify three men involved in the theft from an 88-year-old man in Bromley. Picture: Met PoliceDetectives are appealing to identify three men involved in the theft from an 88-year-old man in Bromley. Picture: Met Police

“I am very keen to identify the suspects, as I am sure this is a well-rehearsed crime and I want to prevent anyone else falling victim.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 3040/27JUL

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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