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Stolen debit card used to get cash

POLICE are on the lookout for a woman who is thought to have stolen a debit card and used it at several cashpoints in Solihull.

POLICE are on the lookout for a woman who is thought to have stolen a debit card and used it at several cashpoints in Solihull.

The lady is suspected of sneakily swiping a handbag from the feet of a diner in Touchwood centre on Saturday June 12.

Solihull Police have released a cash-point camera image (pictured) of a woman they want to trace in connection with the theft.

The stolen card was used to withdraw £250 from the Coventry Building Society on Poplar Road and shortly after was again used to take out £50 from the nearby Lloyds hole-in-the-wall. Another attempt to take £200 from the same machine failed when the card was declined.

“The victim hadn’t left the bag unattended and she hasn’t reported being distracted by an accomplice - it was somehow taken from beneath the table without her noticing,” explained investigating officer PC Chris Scott.

“Unfortunately she’d written her PIN number in a diary that was also in the handbag so she made it easy for the thief.”

The woman police want to speak to is white and believed to be in her mid to late 40s. At the time she had short, multi-tone or highlighted hair scraped to the side, and was wearing a light coloured blouse and cardigan.

Anyone with information, or who thinks they recognise the woman, is asked to contact PC Scott at Solihull Police on 0345 113 5000 (ext: 7921 6585).

 

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