Slideshow: Police appeal for help tracking card thieves

PUBLISHED: 12:11 07 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:51 06 May 2010

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A BLONDE woman might have vital information about two men using a stolen cash card outside a Harpenden store last month. Police believe the woman with either blonde or light-coloured hair had no involvement with the theft of the card but could be able to

A BLONDE woman might have vital information about two men using a stolen cash card outside a Harpenden store last month.

Police believe the woman with either blonde or light-coloured hair had no involvement with the theft of the card but could be able to tell them about the two men caught on camera using it in a cash machine

The card was stolen from a woman in her 70s on December 11 and it was used outside the Co-op in Lower Luton Road, Harpenden, between 12.12am and 12.15am on Friday, December 12.

The victim was taken to hospital with a broken wrist after a man approached her from behind and pushed her in the back before taking her handbag containing a cash card and a house key.

Money was withdrawn using her cash card from a bank in Markyate on December 11 but the attempt to take out more in Harpenden was unsuccessful because the bank had stopped the card.

Pc Paul Gillick from the Local Crime Unit said: "We do not believe this woman had any involvement in the robbery but may be able to tell us about the two men pictured.

"I'm also hoping the public will help us identify these men whom we would like to speak to in relation to this robbery.

"The victim was very shaken by the incident and had to have a metal plate put in her broken wrist."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Gillick on 01727 796074 or the non-emergency number on 0845 33 00 222 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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