Distraction thief steals from elderly man

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An 80-year-old man had his bank card stolen in a distraction theft.

The man was using a cashpoint outside Barclays Bank in Watling Street, Towcester, when he was spoken to from behind.

While this took place, the thief took his card out of the machine and ran off with it when challenged.

It took place at around 11.20am on Saturday, June 8, and police are appealing for witnesses.

The offender was an Asian man, aged 20 to 30, 5ft 2ins and was wearing smart clothing. He had black spikey hair.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Officers are also reminding people to make sure they do not engage with strangers while using a cash point and to ensure they keep their PIN secret.

If you see anyone acting suspiciously near a cash point, you should call the police.