Hampshire Constabulary have issued a CCTV image of two men we’d like to speak to after a 74-year-old man had £3000 stolen from him in Winchester on 5 July.
The elderly man had just withdrawn the cash from Nationwide; he had the money in an envelope in his pocket.
It is believed that two Eastern European men saw the man withdraw the cash and targeted him.
The victim was looking in the window of Donna Laine Jewellers at about 3pm when one of the men was seen to put a jacket over his shoulder and, from the bottom of it, dipped his hand in to the victim’s pocket.
The suspects also attempted to distract the victim in conversation.
The suspects are described as:
Short, dark, receding hard
He was wearing jeans, a dark-coloured polo shirt, full beard, sunglasses on his head and was carrying a blue bag
Light brown, thinning / receding hair
He was wearing a light-blue button shirt, jeans, brown shoes and was carrying a black bag
Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or recognises the men from the CCTV or the descriptions given.
If you have any information, please contact us on 101, quoting reference number 44180252152.