Im­ages re­leased in theft in­ves­ti­ga­tion

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THAMES Val­ley Po­lice has re­leased CCTV im­ages of a man they would like to speak to in con­nec­tion with a theft from a car in Amer­sham.

The theft hap­pened on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 19 in Tesco’s car park, in Lon­don Road West, Amer­sham, at about 12.50pm.

A 59-year-old woman had just fin­ished load­ing her shop­ping into her ve­hi­cle, and was in the process of re­turn­ing her shop­ping trol­ley to a nearby trol­ley rack, when she was ap­proached by a man who asked her for di­rec­tions. Whilst en­gaged in con­ver­sa­tion, another per­son en­tered the woman’s car, steal­ing her purse which con­tained debit cards.

The debit cards were later used to with­draw large sums of cash.

Con­sta­ble Roy Evans, from Amer­sham po­lice

CCTV: Thames Val­ley Po­lice has re­leased im­ages of a man they would like to speak to in con­nec­tion with a theft from a car in Tesco’s car park in Lon­don Road West sta­tion, said: “It is be­lieved the vic­tim was ob­served while pay­ing for her shop­ping in store and her pin num­ber was noted. We be­lieve the man who spoke to the woman, ask­ing her for di­rec­tions, did so in a bid to dis­tract her whilst his ac­com­plice went on to steal her purse.”

He added: “I would like to re­mind the public that they can easily be dis­tracted and may not even be aware of a theft un­til their bank in­forms them of fraud­u­lent us­age.”

If you are the man seen here in the CCTV im­ages, or if you recog­nise this man, please get in touch with PC Roy Evans via 101 as po­lice be­lieve the man might have vi­tal in­for­ma­tion about the in­ci­dent.

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