A thief has stolen hundreds of pounds from an 82-year-old woman at a cashpoint machine.

At around 12pm on Tuesday, the victim was withdrawing cash from the ATM outside Nationwide in Queensway, Bletchley.

Just before the cash came out of the machine, she was pushed out of the way by a man who stole the money she was about to withdraw.

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The victim was not harmed during the incident, but hundreds of pounds were taken.

The thief is described as a stocky man, about 5ft 10 or 5ft 11ins tall. He was wearing a grey beanie hat, a grey and blue jacket with a silver bodywarmer underneath, blue jeans, blue trainers, a face mask and gloves.

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Investigating officer Detective Constable Siobhan Jones, based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “This is an upsetting incident and I am keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who has any dash-cam footage from Queensway at around midday today to get in touch.

“If you have any information that could help with this investigation, you can contact us using our online form or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43210518256.

“Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website.”