Police alert over thefts

Swindon Advertiser: Police alert over thefts Police alert over thefts

: Police have issued an alert after elderly women were recently targeted in distraction thefts in other parts of the county.

The thieves, usually working in pairs, typically watch victims enter their pin numbers at cash machines or till points before following and distracting them – for example asking for directions – while stealing their purse. Police are urging people to be vigilant when entering their PINs, as well as to keep valuables secure and report stolen cards immediately.

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