Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Card Thieves Chased From Sainsbury's

A man gave chase to two suspects who had grabbed the bank card from a 62-year-old woman using the ATM machine outside Sainsbury’s in Central Road, back on Sunday the 11th May at around 10 past 3pm.

Two men approached her as she tapped her PIN into the machine. One of them stood between her and the machine and waved a Barclays Bank envelope which stated: ‘No cash withdrawals’.

She told them to ‘go away’ but whilst she was distracted one took her card from the machine and ran off.

She shouted ‘that man has stolen my bank card’ and another man nearby, who has not yet been identified, chased the two men up Cheam Common Road and towards Cuddington cemetery in Lindsay Road.

Meanwhile the victim called police. Officers arrived quickly to carry out a search of the local area but the suspects were not found. The woman immediately cancelled her bank card.

One suspect is described as being of Mediterranean or Middle Eastern appearance, aged mid-20s, of slim build with dark hair and stubble on his chin. He was wearing a navy blue baseball cap and navy or dark coloured jacket and dark trousers. The other suspect is described as of Middle Eastern appearance, aged mid-20s, about 6ft tall and of slim build. He was wearing dark coloured jacket and dark coloured trousers.

If you have any information about the incident or the suspects, please contact Sutton Police station on 101 quoting ref no: 4004843/14. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.