CCTV appeal following theft and fraud in Poole

Alert message sent 14/06/2021 10:52:00

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Officers investigating a distraction theft and fraudulent use of a bank card in Poole are issuing images of a man and woman they would like to speak to.

At around 2pm on Tuesday 30 March 2021 the victim, a woman aged in her 80s, was putting her shopping into her car outside the M&S Foodhall in Lower Blandford Road in Broadstone when she was approached by a woman with a foreign accent who asked her for directions. As the woman was showing the victim a map, a man also approached and stood by them.

The man and woman left after a few minutes and the victim subsequently found her bank card had been stolen and had been used to withdraw £250 in cash from a nearby ATM.

Police Community Support Investigator Paul Bosley, of Dorset Police, said: “We have been carrying out a number of enquiries into this matter and have obtained CCTV images of a man and woman we would like to speak to as part of our investigation.

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“We have made efforts to identify these individuals, but have so far been unsuccessful and I am now appealing to the public for anyone with information regarding their identities to please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210051034. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call freephone 0800 555 111.
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Julie Heath (Dorset Police, Neighbourhood Alert Officer, Dorset)

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