Share

Mostly Cloudy

Tue

°C | 14°C

Broken cloud

Wed

21°C | 15°C

Clear spells

Thu

25°C | 14°C

Home   Maidstone   News   Article

Thieves steal banks cards from pensioner in Morrisons supermarket in Maidstone

24 March 2014
by KentOnline reporter

Thieves distracted a man in his 80s before swiping his bank cards and going on an £11,000 spending spree.

Now police are keen to find the pair pictured here, following the theft on March 8.

The man told officers he was approached by a couple at the tills of Morrisons supermarket in Sutton Road, Maidstone.

Police are hunting these people after thieves stole bank cards in a supermarket

Police are hunting these people after thieves stole bank cards in a supermarket

They said he had dropped £10, and then asked if he could provide directions to Maidstone Hospital, as the woman was going to see her mother.

The man later realised his bank cards were missing and more than £11,000 had been spent.

Detectives now want to speak to the man and woman, to see if they can help with their investigation.

"I would ask members of the public to be really vigilant to this type of activity" - DC Claire Beckett

DC Claire Beckett said: "There are a number of techniques that people use to distract others; currently the three main methods are telling someone they have dropped money; offering to help put shopping in the boot; and claiming that the victim has a nail stuck in the tyre of their car.

"I would ask members of the public to be really vigilant to this type of activity, or seeing elderly people being approached in car parks, and to report any suspicious activity to police.’

Anyone with any information should contact DC Beckett at Maidstone police station by calling 01622 604336.

Alternatively, contact Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, quoting crime reference SI/YY/1018/14.


 Stories you might have missed 

'It looks like she was shot in the face'

Second arrest after charity cyclist killed in crash 

'Buyer' comes forward as Manston faces closure threat

Man leaves fortune to hospital


 

Click here for more news from Maidstone.

Click here for more news from around the county.

Comments 

Forgotten Password?

Forgotten Username?

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments.
Please click here for our house rules.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.