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Thief stole £300 from Solihull bank lobby cashpoint

A BANK loitering thief stole £300 from a customer after intercepting her cash-point transaction claiming the machine was faulty.

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A BANK loitering thief stole £300 from a customer after intercepting her cash-point transaction claiming the machine was faulty.

These CCTV stills taken on June 20 show the black male hanging around the foyer in Lloyds Bank on Poplar Road, Solihull, before selecting his target.

Solihull Police officer PC James Griffiths, said: “He waits until the lady puts her card in the machine and then barges in saying it’s out-of-order and placing a piece of paper or an envelope over the keypad.

“Having distracted the lady he somehow manages to withdraw £300 and make his escape. Only later when the victim checked her bank statement did she realise he’d taken money from her account.”

The man is described as black, aged around 30-years-old, and about 5ft 9ins tall. It’s believed he may have been working with another man, not caught on camera, who’s said to be an Asian male around 5ft 10ins tall.

Anyone who recognises the man is asked to contact PC Griffiths at Solihull Police on 0345 113 5000 (ext: 7921 6943).

 

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