Elderly victims have purse and cash stolen in the High Peak

Posted on 11th August 2018

Officers investigating two distraction thefts have issued images of people they would like to speak to who they think may be able to assist with their investigations.

On Wednesday, July 4 a woman was loading shopping into her car at Morrison’s on Bakewell Road in Buxton at around 11.30am.

The woman’s purse was stolen and her bank card was attempted to be used at Tesco.

On Thursday, July 12 a man was at an ATM machine at Morrison’s on Market Street in Chapel-en-le-Frith when someone bumped into him and distracted him. A phone was stolen from his pocket which contained his bankcard, this was later used to withdraw cash in Buxton.

Anyone that recognises the people in the images is asked to contact DC Vanessa Barry on 101.

Please quote the reference number 18000335870 in any correspondence. You can also contact us via the following methods:

 You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.