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Bank card stolen from woman inside a Nottingham Lloyds Bank branch

A woman’s bank card was stolen and money taken out of her account after she was targeted by a distraction thief inside a branch.

The 72-year-old victim was using a cashpoint in Lloyds Bank, Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham, when she was distracted by a man who was stood next to her.

A distraction technique was then used to take her card while she believed it was still inside the machine.

The man left as she was still trying to get her card out of the machine. She reported the incident to staff who checked it and told her that her card was not inside.

It’s believed the offender then used another cashpoint to withdraw hundreds of pounds from her account a short time later before leaving the bank.

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Inquiries are ongoing into the incident which happened shortly after 4.15pm on 15 May 2024.

As part of their inquiries, officers have issued a CCTV image of a man they want to identify and speak to in connection with the incident.

PC Andrew Finch, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This despicable crime has left the victim feeling worried, shaken, and afraid to leave her own home.

“We are determined to get justice for her and it’s important we find the person responsible as soon as possible so no-one else falls victim to this type of distraction and loses large amounts of money.

“We hope that by releasing this image, the public can help us further with our inquiries. Do you recognise the man pictured? Is it you? Please get in touch so we can eliminate you from our inquiries.”

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