Police in Chertsey are appealing for information after a man used a distraction technique to steal cash from an elderly man last week.
The incident happened around 3.15pm on Tuesday 24 September in the car park at Sainsburys, Guildford Street, Chertsey. The pensioner had parked his car, a blue Vauxhall Corsa, near to the store and as he was sitting in his vehicle, a man opened the front passenger door at and placed a £10 note in the face of the driver indicating it was his. While the victim was distracted the thief helped himself to some cash and store cards from the man’s bag.
The suspect is described as of Asian or Middle Eastern appearance, around 35 years old, of slim build, and had short well groomed dark brown hair. He was clean shaven and of smart appearance wearing a dark jacket and trousers.
Detective Constable Jamie Spooner said: “Committing this type of crime against an elderly member of society really is the lowest of the low. We are determined to catch this man before he can strike again and I’m appealing to anyone who was in Sainsburys’ car park at the time and saw anything to call me.”
Anyone with information should call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference RM/13/4729.