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Thefts, Plymouth city centre

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Appeal to identify men who could help with enquiries as people are urged to remain vigilant

Police investigating reports of wallet thefts from elderly and vulnerable people in Plymouth city centre have appealed for information.

Officers have released pictures of men they would like to speak to in connection with the incidents. 

They have also urged residents to remain vigilant and to be cautious if approached by anyone they do not know.

An elderly man had his wallet and its contents stolen after he was approached by a group of up to four males in New George Street around 2pm on Thursday 15 July.  

And an elderly woman was also approached by a group between 11.15am and 11.50am on Monday 19 July in Armada Way.

While distracted, a wallet was stolen from her handbag and the cards within were used in various city centre shops.

Detectives believe the same group is involved in both incidents and are urging the public to remain cautious when approached by anyone not known to them.

Police investigating the incidents would like to identify the men pictured as they believe they may be able to assist with their enquiries. 

Officers have also reminded people to remember to be vigilant when using cashpoint machines and any other devices where a PIN could be observed.

Anyone with information relating to the incidents, or who can identify any of the men pictured, is asked to call on 101, or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting crime reference CR/060789/21.  

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.


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