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£10,000 stolen in distraction con

Ten thousand pounds in cash was stolen when a woman was distracted by thieves at a Hampshire car park.

The incident happened in The Brooks shopping centre car park, Winchester, on May 22 between 1.40pm and 1.50pm.

A 59-year-old woman withdrew £10,000 from a NatWest bank and put the cash into her bag.

As she got into her car, a woman tapped on her window gesturing she had dropped something.

When the victim opened the door she saw cash on the ground that she thought had come from her bag.

Whilst distracted, the offenders went to the passenger side of the car and stole her bag with the money.

PC Sam Hawkes said: “We have CCTV images of three people who were seen in the bank at the same time as this woman and who were seen acting suspiciously. The same people were also seen the car park at the same time as the victim."

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CCTV image of man seen acting suspiciously Credit: Hampshire Police
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Woman seen at scene of theft Credit: Hampshire Police
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Man believed to be acting suspiciously at place of theft Credit: Hampshire Police

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