Thames Valley Police is releasing CCTV images of three people officers would like to speak to following thefts in Oxford.
At around 1pm on Thursday 25 November the first victim, an elderly man, was withdrawing money from a cash point inside the Barclays bank on Cornmarket Street when he was asked to swap money by an unknown woman. The victim realised he accidently gave the woman too much money and confronted her, and a man she was with. The victim raised the suspicious activity with the bank who noticed the man watching the victim as he entered his PIN number at the cash point.
At around 1.40pm the second victim, an elderly woman, entered Barclays bank and spoke to staff members about direct debit payments. The victim then entered Marks and Spencer on Queen Street in Oxford, when an unknown woman and man approached her and told her that she had dropped some money. As the victim approaches the till, she releases she has lost her bank card, and it has been used to withdraw cash over six transactions.
Investigating Officer, PC Holly Bradley, based at Cowley police station, said: “We are releasing these CCTV images as we believe these individuals may have vital information that could help us with the investigation.
“Anyone with information can contact police by calling 101 or making a report online, quoting reference 43210533770.
“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or via their website.”