Distraction theft in Tesco car park

A woman shopping at Tesco in Berwick on Friday was the victim of a fraud carried out by three men.

Monday, 14th September 2015, 9:57 am

She paid for her shopping at the till by switch with a Visa debit card and after putting the shopping and her handbag in the car she returned the trolley, leaving the car doors closed but unlocked. A foreign male then approached her asking directions after which she returned to her car and went home.

After checking her online banking the next day she realised that approximately £5000 had been removed from her account.

Police investigations revealed a team of three males had been working together, watching as she typed her PIN in, then distracted her in the car park while they removed the bankcard from her purse.

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