Distraction Theft

Police in Wolverhampton have released images of three people they want to trace after a woman's bank card was stolen and used to spend more than five and a half thousand pounds on alcohol and cigarettes.

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Police hunt three in card theft

Three people who distracted a woman and stole her bank card used it to spend over five thousand pounds on alcohol and cigarettes.

Police say a man asked the victim for directions in a supermarket car park in Pendeford, Wolverhampton.

A woman took two bank cards from the victim's purse, which was on the passenger seat.

The thieves spent £5,537 in supermarkets across Wolverhampton, Willenhall, Walsall, Birmingham and Oldbury.

They bought cigarettes and alcohol.

Police have issued CCTV images of the people they want to trace.

The man is described as eastern european, between 50 and 60, around 5ft 8ins tall and of large build.

The first woman is aged in her late 30s and was around 6ft tall with dark curly, dark hair.

The second woman is described as eastern european, around 5ft 8ins tall with shoulder length dark hair.

"The theft happened some time ago but we have had to trawl through many hours of CCTV footage in order to identify the suspects.

"I would urge anyone who recognises the people in the images to contact police as soon as possible."

– PC Laura Littleford, West Midlands Police
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