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Thieves steal man’s debit cards and go on spending spree – Salford

October 14, 2014, 7:11 am

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Thieves broke into the home of a 66-year-old man and stole his car and his debit cards.

The stolen cards were then used to make numerous cash withdrawals.

Police have now issued pictures of two men captured on CCTV using one of the stolen cards to buy goods from the Tesco store in Pendleton.

The break-in happened at the man’s home on Light Oaks Road, Irlams O’Th Height, Salford, between 10pm and 10:20pm on 9 September 2014.

The man returned home to find thieves had broken in through an unsecured patio door and stolen the car keys to his Nissan Micra, the car itself, and his wallet containing a number of debit cards.

However, the following morning the victim found the car had been returned and parked outside his home.

Later he discovered the stolen cards had been used to withdraw £200 from the Post Office in Pendlebury on 9 September 2014, £200 from the Co-op in Irlam the following day and used to buy more than £130 worth of goods at the Tesco in Pendleton, also on 10 September 2014.

Police have now released two CCTV stills of men who used the card during the fraudulent transaction at the Tesco store on 10 September 2014.

Police Constable Stephen Hough said: “While the victim’s car has been returned, he has still been faced with the trauma of someone breaking into his home, rifling through his belongings and then using his debit cards to withdraw cash.

“Anyone who has been a victim of this sort of crime will sympathise with the anger, frustration and upset this man is feeling at the thought of criminals spending his hard-earned money.

“We have captured the images of two men on CCTV who were caught using one of the stolen cards and I would ask people to look very carefully at the images we have issued and if you think you recognise these two men then please come forward and talk to us.”

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