Shoppers in Kent are being warned to be vigilant over a scam.
It follows a number of incidents where people heading to their cars with their shopping in East Kent have been approached by a man asking for directions.
The man gets a map out and engages the victim in conversation to distract them while an accomplice steals their bank card from the passenger seat of the car, or top of the shopping trolley.
It is thought the suspects target their victims at the checkout and make a note of the PIN number entered by the victim into the chip and pin machine when they pay for their shopping.
With the victim’s PIN number they can then use the stolen card to withdraw cash.