Thieves steal thousands from man

Gazette: Thieves steal thousands from man Thieves steal thousands from man

THIEVES stole thousands of pounds from a man in Colchester.

The man, who is in his 60s, was hassled by four people through the town centre after withdrawing the four-figure sum of money from a cashpoint.

It is thought the money was stolen when one of the group, a woman, barged into him.

He was followed by the group from Long Wyre Street, through Red Lion Walk and on to St Nicholas Street before they ran away.

The incident happened at around 3pm on Friday, November 2.

Police have released an efit of the woman.

Anyone who can identify her should conact PC Dan Smith at Colchester area investigation team on 101 or Crimestopper anonymously on 0800 555111.

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5:04pm Tue 20 Nov 12

SOMETHING2SAY says...

Can you obtain a 4 figure sum from a cash machine ?? Thought limits are set.....anyway.....c
atch this scum !!
Can you obtain a 4 figure sum from a cash machine ?? Thought limits are set.....anyway.....c atch this scum !! SOMETHING2SAY

6:49pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Thousands of pounds withdrawn from one cash point in just one transaction. Absolute rubbish!!
Thousands of pounds withdrawn from one cash point in just one transaction. Absolute rubbish!! Say It As It Is OK?

7:18pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Feisty CBC says...

The money may have been obtained by using a number of different bank cards.
Never wise to carry around a big sum of money if it can be helped.
The money may have been obtained by using a number of different bank cards. Never wise to carry around a big sum of money if it can be helped. Feisty CBC

8:02pm Tue 20 Nov 12

G.Speel says...

Cash withdrawal sums are limited. If he was being hassled then why didn't he go into a shop and ask them to call the police?
Cash withdrawal sums are limited. If he was being hassled then why didn't he go into a shop and ask them to call the police? G.Speel

11:19am Wed 21 Nov 12

pinkteapot says...

Must have been taken out in multiple transactions (with different cards) so not exactly subtle. If you do need this much cash, withdraw at the counter and hide it before leaving the bank!
Must have been taken out in multiple transactions (with different cards) so not exactly subtle. If you do need this much cash, withdraw at the counter and hide it before leaving the bank! pinkteapot

9:54am Thu 22 Nov 12

friday_woods says...

The 40s have called, they want their hair back...
The 40s have called, they want their hair back... friday_woods

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