We are appealing for information after an elderly man was the victim of a theft in Preston city centre.

The incident happened at around 11.40am on Tuesday October 6 on Fishergate near to St Georges Shopping Centre.

The victim, an 84 year old man, appears to have been shopping in the city centre when he had his wallet containing his bank card stolen. Minutes later a woman is believed to have withdrawn money from the victims account via a cashpoint from a bank on Fishergate.

The woman is described as wearing a distinctive black and white patterned cloak style coat and was carrying a small handbag.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 0418 of 6th Oct.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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