A Cheltenham woman's bank card was stolen after she had been to Morrisons in Up Hatherly
2:00pm Tuesday 13th August 2013 in News
A CHELTENHAM woman had her bank card stolen while unloading shopping from her car at her home.
The bank cards were stolen between 3pm and 6pm on Thursday, August 8 at the woman's house on Moorend Road in Charlton Kings.
After using her bank card to pay for shopping at Morrisons in Up Hatherley, the woman was unloading the shopping from her car at home when she was approached by a man and a woman asking for directions to Bristol.
While the man showed her a map his companion briefly moved away. A short time later the woman discovered that her bank card was missing and that money had been withdrawn from a nearby cashpoint.
The first offender is described as female, with dark skin and described as of eastern European origin. She was around 5ft tall, of stocky build with straggly, brown, shoulder-length hair, wearing a yellow blouse and a dark skirt or trousers.
The second person was male, believed to be foreign with lighter skin than the woman and between 36-40 years old. He was around 5ft 10ins tall and of average build. He had short hair and was wearing dark clothing.
Pc Annabel Brittain said: "You never know who might be looking over your shoulder, so please make sure that you guard your PIN at check-outs and cash-points. Never leave valuables unattended, even for a second - even near home and don't allow yourself to be distracted".
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Gloucestershire Police on 101, quoting incident number 334 of August 8.