Police have received reports of distraction thefts taking place in Supermarket car parks…

On 20 April a woman in Exeter was loading her shopping but was kept talking by an older male asking for directions when either he or an accomplice has stolen her purse, er bank cards were used at cashpoints and shops.

It is believed the suspect or an accomplice had watched the victim type in her PIN at the supermarket checkout.

Please be careful to conceal your pin when paying for goods at large stores. Report any crimes of this nature to police, dialling 999 if offenders are still in the area at the time of your call.

Shirley Craft (Police, Community Messaging Officer, Devon & Cornwall)

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