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Rugby woman's account raided after bank card stolen in distraction theft

Rugby Editorial 15th Sep, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

A ‘SUBSTANTIAL’ amount of money has been taken from a woman’s account after her bank card was stolen in a distraction theft on Wednesday (September 9).

At around 11.30am, the victim was shopping at Lidl off Bilton Road when a man stopped her as she returned to her car.

He asked her for directions to the Post Office and gave her a pen and paper to draw him a map.

While she was distracted, the man began speaking to somebody in a foreign language through a headset. During this time it is thought an an unknown accomplice entered her vehicle and stole her bank card from her handbag.

Similar incidents have also been reported in Nuneaton and Hereford and police are now appealing for information.

The man who approached the victim is described as clean shaven, in his late 20s to early 30s, with short black hair and over 6ft.

He is believed to have worn navy jeans, black trainers, a pale shirt and a navy sports jacket with pale cream elbow patches, pocket and collars.

He is thought to have a foreign accent but speaks very good English.

Anyone with any information about the incident should call Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 217 of September 9.

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