CCTV released in connection with 'sleight of hand' theft

Bucks Free Press: CCTV released in connection with 'sleight of hand' theft CCTV released in connection with 'sleight of hand' theft

POLICE have released CCTV images of two people they want to speak to in relation to a theft in which a sleight of hand trick was used to steal a debit card.

The theft happened in Waitrose car park in The Backs, Chesham, at 10.45am on Friday, March 28.

A man and a woman approached the victim, a 55-year-old man, and said he had dropped a five pound note.

The victim said it was not his but the one of those who approached him said it fell out of the victim’s wallet and proceeded to demonstrate how.

While demonstrating the offender used a sleight of hand trick using a lottery ticket and stole the victim’s debit card.

The debit card was then used at nearby locations but the offenders were unable to withdraw any money as the victim cancelled his card.

The woman pictured in the CCTV image is described as white, aged in her mid to late twenties, 5ft 6ins tall of slim build and has dark hair.

The man is described as white, aged in his mid to late twenties, between 5ft 8 ins and 5ft 10ins tall, of slim build with dark hair.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for anyone who recognises the people depicted in the CCTV images to call PC Roy Evans via the 24-hour non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively, contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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