The card was used during the Summer on 27th August at the Co-operative ATM in Anglesea Street at 11:14 and then at Barclays Bank nearby at 11:37 on the same day. It was used once again at the Co-op on 30th August at about 13:26 and the following day at 10:16. In total a sum of £1200 was withdrawn.
Today, Hampshire Constabulary have released a CCTV image of a women they wish to speak to in regards to the fraud (pictured).
The suspect is described as:
- White woman
- Middle-aged, in her 50s
- Large build
- Shoulder length dark hair
- Possibly wearing glasses
- Light blue top and trousers
- Carrying a black shoulder bag
Investigating Officer, PC Alan Spence of Newport CID said:
“The victim in this case is a very vulnerable elderly lady in her late 80s. I would like to hear from anyone who recognises the woman in this CCTV image as she may be able to assist us with our enquiries.
“She was in the vicinity of both the Co-operative store and Barclay’s bank at around the times that the bank card was used on those occasions.”
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact PC Alan Spence at Newport police station by phoning 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.