Cash card stolen from 80-year-old man in Northamptonshire

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An elderly pensioner was targeted during a distraction theft which took place in Towcester on Saturday morning.

An 80-year-old man was using a cashpoint outside Barclays Bank, Watling Street, when a man who was stood directly behind him started to talk to him.

While this was taking place the offender took the victim’s card out of the machine and made-off with it when challenged.

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

The incident took place at around 11.20am and police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed it.

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

Anyone who sees anyone acting suspiciously near a cash point should call police.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident is Towcester is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.