CCTV released as police hunt thieves who left pensioner ‘shaken and vulnerable’ in Banbury

CCTV images of the two men police would like to speak to in connection with the theft of an elderly woman's purse in Robert Dyas, Banbury
CCTV images of the two men police would like to speak to in connection with the theft of an elderly woman's purse in Robert Dyas, Banbury

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after two men conspired to steal an elderly woman’s purse at Robert Dyas in Banbury.

Between approximately 1pm and 1.30pm on Friday February 5 an elderly lady was shopping in Robert Dyas, High Street, when two men engaged her in conversation, police revealed today (Thursday).

The victim then realised her purse has been stolen from her handbag.

The victim’s bank cards were then later used in Oxford at KFC and the BP Connect Service Station, Woodstock Road.

Investigating officer, PC Lucy McDonagh based at Banbury Police Station, said the incident has had a real impact on the victim.

“We are keen to speak to the two men in the CCTV images, as they may be able to help with our investigation,” she said.

“The victim has been left feeling very shaken and vulnerable since the incident so it is vital we are able to get some answers.

“We are appealing to anyone who can help with our enquiries, if you have any information regarding the incident or saw anything suspicious in the areas please contact me through the non emergency 101 enquiry centre.”

If you don’t want to speak directly to police you can contact the independent charity Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.