Several hundred pounds stolen from 90-year-old man in distraction theft at Dereham Co-op

The Co-op store in Dereham. Picture: ADAM LAZZARI.

The Co-op store in Dereham. Picture: ADAM LAZZARI. - Credit: Archant

Shoppers in Dereham should remain vigilant after hundreds of pounds were stolen from a 90-year-old man in a distraction theft.

The victim was in Co-op in Dereham Market Place when he was approached by a man and a woman who asked questions about different items.

When the pensioner went to pay, he realised his wallet containing £200 and his pin number written on a piece of paper, had been stolen from the back pocket of his trousers. He said that a further several hundred pounds were taken from his account. His card was cancelled that day.

The incident occurred on Friday, June 23 between 10.15am and 10.30am. The male suspect is described as white, in his 30s, of a medium build and was possibly wearing a hat. The female suspect is described as white, in her 30s and of a medium to large build.

Anyone with information should contact PC Mike Stolworthy on 101.


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