Cashpoint Theft CCTV Pictures

Norfolk Police are releasing pictures of two men they want to talk to about a spate of distraction thefts at cashpoints across the county.

It is after a series of incidents in Norwich, Thetford, Attleborough and Dereham where the victims have been distracted whilst attempting to withdraw money.

In each case, the person withdrawing the money was approached and had pieces of paper waved in front of their faces to distract them.

A second suspect then removed the card from the ATM whilst the victim’s attention was diverted and on three occasions a large amount of cash was later withdrawn.

One  took place some time between 11.45am and 12 noon on Tuesday, 27 April, at an ATM machine outside Morrisons supermarket in Station Road, Dereham.

The 72-year-old male victim was using the cash machine when he was approached by a man waving a piece of paper in front of his face stating the machine was not working. The victim realised his card was missing and £500 was later taken from his account. 

The incident is believed to be linked to a number of similar incidents across the county:

Shortly before 2.30pm on Monday, 29 March, a 69-year-old female was targeted outside Lloyds TSB Bank in Unthank Road, Norwich. The victim had £300 taken from her account.

Earlier the same day at around 1.40pm a 66-year-old female was distracted by two males as she tried to withdraw cash at the Lloyds TSB Bank in King Street, Thetford. The victim again had £300 taken from her account.

Shortly after 11.50am on Wednesday, 24 February, an 85-year-old man was approached by two males while using a cash machine at Lloyds in Exchange Street, Attleborough.

Later the same day at around 1.15pm a 43-year-old female was targeted outside the Halifax in Gentleman's Walk, Norwich. 

Anyone with information in relation to these incidents or the suspects is asked to contact PC Lee Anderton at Fakenham Police on 0845 456 4567 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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