|Elderly man duped by ATM distraction con|
Two suspects sought in connection with Chiswick High Road theft
A 70 year old man became the victim of theft after he inadvertently disclosed his pin number to thieves.
The incident happened on Tuesday 24th January 2006 at 10.40am when the victim was at the cash machine out side Lloyds Bank on the Chiswick High Road.
He had put his card into the machine and tapped in his PIN number when one of the two males, who were by this time standing on either side of him, began waving a £20 note in air asking for change.
Feeling mounting distress, the victim removed his card from the machine and went inside the bank. He was subsequently told by bank staff that a (currently undisclosed) sum of money had been stolen from his account.
The two male suspects were described as being of Middle Eastern appearance and spoke in broken English. They were both around 40 years old, 5.10”in height, smartly dressed, wearing dark blue coats.
Whilst local Police understand that this description of events is a little hazy and possibly not entirely accurate, they do wish to make people aware that scams such as this one are are being employed in the immediate area.
If anyone has any information regarding this incident or has experienced anything similar, please call the Crime Management Unit on 020 8247 6485.
February 5, 2006