April 13, 2024

Elderly woman had card and money stolen from cashpoint in Warrington

At around 1.30pm on Saturday, February 24, the woman attended Halifax on Buttermarket Street in the town centre and attempted to withdraw money from a cashpoint outside.

During the transaction at the cashpoint, the woman’s cash card was not returned, and she was then approached by an unknown man who had been loitering with another man nearby.

He advised the woman that the cash machine was not working and to raise this issue with inside bank.

Once the woman entered the bank, the man approached the cash machine and successfully obtained her card. This has been used to obtain £800 from her account.

He, along with the second man, then left the area on foot in the direction of Golden Square.

Enquiries are currently ongoing and officers have released a CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in relation to the incident.

Police constable Graham Davies, of Warrington Local Policing Unit, said: “This is a distressing incident that has left the victim considerably shaken and without a substantial amount of money and, as part of our enquiries we are appealing for any witnesses to this incident to get in touch with us to help progress our investigation.

“It would have been a busy afternoon at the time of the incident and we are asking anyone who may have been in the area at the time to contact us if they recall seeing anything which may aid our enquiries.

“We would also like to appeal directly to the man pictured to get in touch with us.”

Anyone with any information can contact Cheshire Police by calling 101 and quoting IML-1766455 or visit the website.

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