Swale Police officers, investigating a report of an attempted theft from a pensioner in Sittingbourne, have released a CCTV image.
At around 10am on Tuesday 8th March an elderly man withdrew a quantity of cash from a High Street bank.
He walked to his car which was parked in St Michael’s Road and placed the money inside.
At this point it is alleged a man approached the victim and told him he had a flat tyre.
While the victim was distracted a woman is reported to have attempted to steal the money, but was foiled when the victim became suspicious.
Investigating officer, PC Alison Honess-Crawley told SFM News: ‘It is thought the two suspects may have followed the pensioner from the bank and it is fortunate they were prevented in their efforts to steal his money. We have been making enquiries into the incident and are now releasing an image of a man who may be able to assist with our enquiries.".
Anyone who recognises the man, or has additional information, is urged to call Kent Police on 01795 419 419, quoting crime reference 46/43987/22 or, alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers FREE and anonymously on 0800 555 111 or using their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-ano... .