Published: 17:46, 08 December 2020
| Updated: 18:09, 08 December 2020
A pensioner had her purse stolen after being distracted by a man as she shopped at a supermarket.
The victim, a woman in her 70s, was shopping in Aldi in King’s Road, Herne Bay at about 3.30pm on Monday.
She was approached by a man, who spoke to her.
When she went to pay for her shopping, she realised her purse, which contained cash and cards, had been stolen.
One of the cards was later used to withdraw cash from the victim’s account.
Anyone with information about the distraction theft is asked to call Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/216910/20.
You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form here.
A police spokesman added: "In the run-up to Christmas, officers are urging people to take steps to protect their belongings while out shopping.