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Distraction thieves target woman in shop car park

Wednesday August 12 2015




A POLICE investigation is underway after a woman was targeted by distraction thieves in a supermarket car park. 

A 44-year-old woman was stood next to her car outside Tesco on Wombwell Lane in Stairfoot when two people approached her. 

They are believed to have distracted the woman by asking for directions - while someone took her bank card.

The suspects are then alleged to have used the card to withdraw sums of money from the victim's bank account.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances of the theft.

If you hold any information that could help officers, please call 101 quoting incident number 694 of 10 August 2015.