Distraction thief nabs pensioner’s cash in St Albans bank
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A PENSIONER was distracted and an envelope containing cash stolen when he was in a St Albans city centre bank branch.
Police are appealing for witnesses and information after the suspected theft from a 70-year-man which happened at around 12.30pm on Tuesday, May 28.
The victim was in the HSBC branch in Chequer Street and put the envelope on a desk next to him.
He was then approached by a man who distracted him by asking him some questions and shortly afterwards the victim realised that the envelope was gone.
The man who spoke to the victim is described as in his 40s, around 5ft 5in tall, stocky and tanned. He had short black thinning hair and was clean shaven.
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Anyone with information about the incident should contact police on the non-emergency number 101 or alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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