Victim followed home to village after pin number seen at Morrisons in Banbury


A distraction theft occurred originally at Morrisons in Banbury on Saturday where an elderly woman was shopping.

Her pin number was seen in the supermarket, she was then followed home to Drayton where a female with two males approached her asking for directions to the Horton Hospital. Whilst distracting her with maps they took her credit cards and debit cards from her purse and used them to withdraw money from her account.

The victim described the female as white, 5’9” tall, 20 years old, of slim build with copper colour hair and carrying a black bag. One of the males was described as, white, short and stocky looking and 30 years old.

Both had a french accent.

The victim had one pin number for two cards which made it easier for money to be taken from both accounts.

Thames Valley Police are urging people not to use the same pin number for cards and to cover the pin when out shopping.

People are also asked to remain extra vigilant and alert neighbours of this incident. If anyone has any information that could help with police enquiries please telephone Thames Valley Police on the non-emergency number 101, with information or 999 for immediate police attention.

Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous and have information that could help please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.