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Woman sought after bank card taken in Preston city centre

Posted on - 8th July, 2016 - 1:41pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News, Preston City Centre
Two pictures released by police of a woman they wish to speak to

Two pictures released by police of a woman they wish to speak to

Pictures of a woman police wish to speak to after £300 was taken in Preston city centre have been released.

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A 57-year-old man reported losing his bank card near the St George’s Shopping Centre on Wednesday 8 June.

He said £300 had been fraudulently taken from his account around 3.40pm, which police say was from the Halifax Bank in Orchard Street.

Several more unsuccessful attempts were made to take money, including £100 at 3.50pm from Yorkshire Bank on Orchard Road and at 4pm from Iceland supermarket in Lowthian House.

A fourth and final attempt to use the card was made at 3.15am on Thursday 9 June at the Key Filling Station in Garstang Road, Preston.

PC Richard Shires, of Preston Police, said: “We are appealing for information after a man was the victim of fraud in Preston.

“Several transactions were attempted using the victim’s bank card – one successfully – and we need to find the person responsible.

“We are particularly keen to trace this woman, pictured, in connection with the incident.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference SA1607543.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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