Thatcham Man Tricked by Card Con-man

After his wallet was stolen from a hotel locker, a man was then tricked into handing over his pin number.

It happened back on the 27th of August at the Regency Park Hotel.

After the wallet was stolen, the hotel had a suspicious call from someone claiming to be the police and then security staff from the bank and wanted to speak to the victim to get his pin number.

Thames Valley Police say that later that day, £2500 pounds was fraudulently withdrawn using the victim’s credit card and other forms of identity from the victims account at the Barclays Bank in The Broadway, Thatcham.

PC Jon Bradford, Neighbourhood Officer for Thatcham, said: “We want to hear from anyone who witnessed anything suspicious and if you recognise the man in the CCTV image, please report this to the police via the 101 number as we, believe he may have vital information relating to the theft and fraud.”

If you are able to aid police investigations, please contact PC Jon Bradford via the non-emergency 101number.

If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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