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WARWICKSHIRE Police is appealing for witnesses after a theft took place from a supermarket car park in Alcester on Saturday, 28th May.

The incident occurred between 1pm and 1.45pm close to Waitrose supermarket off Moorfield Road, when the victim, a man in his 60s had his wallet stolen.

The victim had been shopping in the supermarket for about an hour before exiting the store. As he left, he noticed a man pushing a trolley in the small entrance and exit lobby of the store. He appeared to be looking at the plants in the lobby and had nothing in his trolley. His presence restricted the movement of other people who were trying to come into the store or were trying to leave it.

The man eventually left the lobby area and the victim went to his car and loaded his shopping. At this point he noticed the man from the lobby area standing at the rear of his car with another man.

The man from the lobby was carrying an A4 size book and approached the victim, asking for directions to Nottingham and looking at a map inside the A4 book he was carrying.

The men stood in close proximity to the victim and the second man moved to be behind the victim, before leaving in the direction of the High Street. Shortly after this, the first man stopped talking and also left in the direction of the High Street.

On returning home the victim realised that his brown leather fold over wallet, containing several cards including debit cards, was no longer in his pocket.

The suspect who was seen in the lobby area is described as being a man in his mid to late 30s, of slight build and approximately 5'6'' tall. He is believed to be of eastern European or Asian appearance and was clean shaven, with short black hair and was wearing a dark blue 'Harrington' style jacket with long sleeves and dark coloured trousers.

The second man is described as approximately 5'6'' to 5'7'' tall, heavily built and about 50 years-old. He had grey and white hair and was wearing a white long sleeved shirt with the sleeves rolled up, and dark trousers.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen suspicious behaviour in the area or either of the two men described above as they may be able to help officers with their investigations.

Members of the community are asked to call 101, quoting incident number 220 of 28th May.

If you want to give information but don't want to give your name you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or use their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers.org.uk . Crimestoppers are not part of the police, when you contact them you won't be identified. The only person who knows you have given information is you.



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