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POLICE APPEAL: Image released following distraction theft in Rickmansworth

 Published on: 19th December 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Police investigating a distraction theft in Rickmansworth are releasing an image of a man they would like to speak to for help with their enquiries.

An elderly couple were using a car park ticket machine in Ebury Road when they were approached by a man who offered to assist them.

He then told them their card had been retained by the machine.

He walked off, stating he would contact the council to come and help.

Suspecting that something wasn’t quite right, the victims contacted the bank and discovered that cash had subsequently been withdrawn from their account.

Officers would like to speak with the person pictured as he may have information which could assist the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to email PC Rowen Sheppard at rowen.sheppard@herts.pnn.police.uk 

You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via their online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 41/77940/19.  

Alternatively, you can stay 100 per cent anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org

If a crime is in progress or someone’s life is in danger, call 999 immediately.

The incident occurred at around 11am on August 28.

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