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Police release image of a woman after bank customer pickpocketed

Police investigating the theft of a large sum of money have released an image of a woman they would like to speak with.

The victim was targeted by a pickpocket as he queued to buy items from the indoor market in Sutton-in-Ashfield.

The thief is believed to have followed the man from the nearby NatWest bank after watching him place the money in a bag.

The victim, a man aged in his 60s, only discovered the money was missing after he returned home on Tuesday 8 August.

After extensive local enquiries officers have now released an image of a woman they would like to speak with in connection with the theft.

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PC Steven Thompson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“This has all the hallmarks of a targeted theft carried out by an experienced pickpocket.

“The victim in this case has lost a significant amount of money and is understandably very upset by what happened. We are determined to get justice for him and would like the public’s help.

“We would like to speak to the woman captured in this image and urge anyone who has seen her to come forward immediately.

“I would also advise anyone withdrawing large sums of cash to be wary of those around them, particularly anyone making physical contact with them – even if this appears to be accidental.”

Anyone with relevant information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 462 of 8 August 2023.

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