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Woman driver falls victim to distraction theft in Lowestoft

PUBLISHED: 07:53 29 May 2011

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A 64-YEAR-OLD woman had her bank card stolen after she fell victim to a distraction theft.

The woman had finished shopping at Morrisons at Gisleham at about 4.40pm on Saturday but as she was about to leave the car park, her car was blocked in by another vehicle.

“The driver of the vehicle beckoned to her and then produced a map asking her for directions to Norwich, and he distracted her for a few moments,” a police spokesman said.

“The woman then got back in her car and moments later realised someone had entered her vehicle and stolen her bank card from her purse in her bag. The card was later used to withdraw money from a cashpoint in Essex.”

It is believed the thieves were in a black Audi/BMW sporty-type vehicle with a sloping back.

The man who distracted the victim was described as being of Middle Eastern appearance, of heavy build, with short dark curly hair, wearing a light coloured shirt with a collar. He had a heavy foreign accent.

Call PC Dale at the Crime Investigation Bureau on 01473 613500.

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