CCTV image released of suspected Chorley fraudster

Chorley Citizen: The CCTV image released by police The CCTV image released by police

Police have issued CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to after a pensioner’s stolen bank card was fraudulently used to buy thousands of pounds of goods in Chorley town centre.

The second offence took place on Wednesday, August 15 when an 83-year-old had her bank card pick pocketed.

The woman visited Lloyds bank on Market Street after arriving in Chorley by a bus at 11am and police believe she may have been watched for her pin number.

Her bank card was subsequently used at various location around Chorley town centre. More than £2,500 was spent at shops including Ladbrokes, Betfred, Nigel Claire and Leyland Bottle.

Police are appealing to anybody who recognises the man in the CCTV images to contact them.

PC Lesley Brown said: “This is a serious offence of fraud against an elderly person as she went about her daily business and I would appeal to anybody that recognises the people in the CCTV images to come forward.

“I would also encourage people to be vigilant when they are keying in their pin numbers to ensure they conceal the numbers.”

The man pictured in connection with the Chorley offence is believed to be Asian or Eastern European, aged in his late 20s or early 30s with black hair wearing designer clothes and a baseball cap.

Call Lancashire Police on 101 with any information.

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