CCTV images released after elderly targeted in distraction thefts in High Street, Watford

Watford Observer: CCTV images released after elderly targeted in Watford town centre distraction thefts CCTV images released after elderly targeted in Watford town centre distraction thefts

Police have released CCTV pictures of two men following a series of distraction thefts targeting elderly people in Watford town centre.

Hertfordshire Constabulary said the three thefts took place outside a bank in High Street and over the last month and involved the victims being distracted while their bank card is taken.

The stolen bank cards have then been used to make purchases.

PC Priya Patel, who is investigating the thefts, said: "I am very keen to speak to the two men pictured as they may have witnessed the thefts or have information that is vital to the investigation.

"If you recognise the men, or if you recognise yourself, please contact me immediately.

Watford Observer:

"I would also like to remind everyone, and particularly the elderly, to be vigilant when using ATM machines. Always shield your pin from view and be aware of anyone who is in the immediate vicinity.

"If you have a family member or friend who is elderly, please do pass on this advice."

Anyone with information is being asked to contact PC Patel via the Hertfordshire Constabulary non-emergency number 101 citing crime reference C1/13/5604.
 

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1:40pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Phil Cox (UKIP) says...

There have been a series of thefts.

Police would like to speak to these men as they may have witnessed the thefts. Witnessed the thefts? What, all of them? More than one? What a co-incidence, being in the same place of all these thefts. What are the chances of that happening, eh?

Why can't the police just speak openly and honestly if these are suspects? What is wrong with plain speaking?
There have been a series of thefts. Police would like to speak to these men as they may have witnessed the thefts. Witnessed the thefts? What, all of them? More than one? What a co-incidence, being in the same place of all these thefts. What are the chances of that happening, eh? Why can't the police just speak openly and honestly if these are suspects? What is wrong with plain speaking? Phil Cox (UKIP)

1:42pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Andrew Turpie says...

I first thought that was Peter Andre on the right...
I first thought that was Peter Andre on the right... Andrew Turpie

2:57pm Fri 20 Dec 13

G_Whiz says...

A lot of this going on at the moment.
Maybe the police should Just tell the elderly to avoid Watford.

After all the police can't protect them.

The Courts don't want to protect them.

And governments would rather they just froze to death!..... In my opinion anyway!?
A lot of this going on at the moment. Maybe the police should Just tell the elderly to avoid Watford. After all the police can't protect them. The Courts don't want to protect them. And governments would rather they just froze to death!..... In my opinion anyway!? G_Whiz

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