Help police find these men after ‘brazen’ thieves target elderly women at cash machine in Mapperley

 Help police find these men after ‘brazen’ thieves target elderly women at cash machine in Mapperley
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Police are appealing for witnesses and information after two elderly women were targeted by thieves at a cash machine in Mapperley.

The victims were targeted within 12 minutes of each other outside the TSB bank in Plains Road on Thursday 16 July – at 11.50am and 12.02 pm.

Both were distracted by men who feigned to help them use the machine.

The first victim, aged 84, had £500 taken as she was attempting to withdraw it. He then pretended to use the machine himself, before approaching the victim to hand her card back.

The second victim, 79, was attempting to get a mini statement from the machine when a man reached in front of her and stole her card, which was used shortly afterwards to withdraw £350 from a cash machine at the Co-op supermarket over the road.


Detective Sergeant Charlotte Henson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “These were brazen thefts perpetrated against elderly female victims in broad daylight and we are determined to bring the people responsible to justice.

“We believe that the two men captured in these CCTV images may be able to help us with our enquiries and would like to speak to anybody who recognises them or who may have seen them in them acting suspiciously around cash machines at any time on around 16 July.

“Distraction thefts like this can be very distressing for victims as they are so personal in nature – so often committed by people to at first come across as kind and helpful. So please, if you have any information that may help us in our investigation, please contact us as soon as possible. At the very least I would ask you to share this appeal on social media to help us to cast tour net as widely as possible.”

If you have any information in this case please contact police on 101 quoting incident number 325 of 16 July.


1 Comment

  • I hope they try harder than they do to prevent and resolve speeding vehicles around Nottingham or else we will see more old dears getting robbed in Broad daylight

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