Officers investigating the theft of a debit card in Garston have released images of two men they would like to speak to as part of their enquiries.
It happened at the ATM outside Asda on St Albans Road, near The Dome roundabout.
The victim, a man aged in his 80s, was attempting to withdraw funds when the ATM began malfunctioning.
He was approached by a man who distracted him by telling him to press a number of keys. While doing so, the victim’s card was removed from the machine without him realising.
A second man has then approached the victim and told him to press some more keys, which is when the victim realised his card had been taken.
Later the same day, the card was used to withdraw a total of £200 from the nearby Sainsbury’s supermarket.
PC Sophie Rankin, who is investigating, said: “We have carried out a number of enquiries into this offence to date and we have now chosen to release these images as part of our investigation.
“I understand that the people pictured are wearing masks but perhaps someone recognises their clothing or their stance? We believe they were in the area at the time of the offence and could have vital information to help with our enquiries.
“If you have any information, even if you believe it to be insignificant, please contact me as soon as possible.”
You can email PC Rankin at firstname.lastname@example.org, report information online at herts.police.uk/report, talk to one of our Force Communication Room operators via web chat at herts.police.uk/contact, or call our non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 41/66420/20.
Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit their website crimestoppers-uk.org.
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