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Thief steals 94-year-old's wallet in Newbury and then raids his bank account

Police believe this man may have vital information about the theft

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Thief steals 94-year-old's wallet in Newbury and then raids his bank account

POLICE are searching for a thief who stole a 94-year-old man's wallet and then raided his bank account.

And they have released a CCTV image of a man who may have vital information in connection with the theft. 

The 94-year-old entered Barclays Bank in Parkway Shopping Centre after struggling to use a cash machine.

Another man offered to help the pensioner, but after leaving the bank the 94-year-old noticed that his wallet, containing £200, was missing.

Back at the bank the man discovered that £940 had been withdrawn from his account. 

The theft occurred at around 2pm on Thursday, March 29.

Investigating officer, PC Nicholas Wilkinson, said: "I am keen to speak to the man in this CCTV image as he may have information which is vital to our investigation.

"If anyone recognises this man or has any information about the incident, please contact Thames Valley Police on the non-emergency telephone number 101 quoting reference 43180095747.

"Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111."

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  • bruin the bear

    12/04/2018 - 08:08

    looks like George Galloway?

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  • scooberdoo3

    11/04/2018 - 22:10

    Lol That's police speak for "we think it is him" and the guy who was robbed had obviously identified this person as who he thinks robbed him.

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  • scooberdoo3

    11/04/2018 - 16:04

    Another great piece of cctv duh Why can't they get decent high definition cctv so you can actually see and identify this low life?

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    • Vambo

      15/04/2018 - 08:08

      That's quite a distinctive outfit though. Somebody will recognise him.

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    • grumpy

      11/04/2018 - 16:04

      It doesn't say it was him, it says he may be able to help. And, anyway how come someone could draw £940 out, surely you would need pin number to be able to do that, and possibly ID ??

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      • Vambo

        15/04/2018 - 08:08

        I expect when he "helped" the OAP at the cash machine he saw him put in his PIN.

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    • NoisyNortherner

      11/04/2018 - 16:04

      Quite simply, cost. While storage is relatively cheap, HD video takes up multiple times more space than the potato quality we normally get. Combine that with multiple cameras that need to be running 24/7, with the capacity to store a reasonable period of time, and the costs quickly add up.

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  • Bombey

    11/04/2018 - 15:03

    Its Drew Pritchard isn't it?

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