Distraction burglars swipe Ansty pensioner's bank card - The Rugby Observer

Distraction burglars swipe Ansty pensioner's bank card

Rugby Editorial 27th Jul, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

THIEVES distracted an Ansty pensioner and stole her bank card on Saturday July 16.

Two men approached an 81-year-old woman as she returned from shopping around 4pm in the Grove Road area and, spreading a map across the bonnet of her car, asked her for directions to Surrey.

The woman went indoors to get a pen and paper, believing that the men remained outside, but when they left she discovered that her bank card had been stolen from the kitchen.

The card has since been used in a number of places to withdraw cash and make purchases.




One of the men is described as being white, in his 30s, 5ft 7ins tall, slim with short fair hair. He was smartly dressed.

The second man is described as having an olive complexion, in his 30s, 5ft 2ins tall, stocky build with short dark hair. He was wearing casual clothing.


Police believe the woman may have been followed by the two men as she left the Sainsbury’s supermarket in Bell Green Road, Coventry.

Warwickshire Police has released an image of a man they want to talk to in connection with the burglary.

The man in question was in the supermarket at the time and may have information which would help officers with their enquiries.

He, or anyone else with information, is asked to call Warwickshire Police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org quoting incident 281 of July 19 – the date the theft was reported to police.

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