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Detectives investigating medical centre bank card thefts

News   •   Mar 04, 2019 12:16 GMT

Detectives have reissued an appeal to identify this man, who is sought in connection with the theft of bank cards across the South East.

On the morning of 8 January, a man entered Riverbank Medical Centre in Dodsley Lane, Midhurst, and stole a doctor’s purse and bank cards.

A similar incident occurred at a medical centre in Leatherhead, Surrey, on 9 December, and on both occasions the stolen cards were used to spend approximately £30,000 in a single day on men’s watches and clothing.

Officers believe the two incidents are linked, and may form part of a wider series of offences beyond Sussex and Surrey.

The suspect is believed to have links to Birmingham.

Detective Constable Ceri Spratt said: “We are seeking assistance in identifying the man pictured in connection with both incidents.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to remind all doctors and healthcare professionals to be mindful of how they secure their belongings during the course of the day and to remain vigilant.”

Anyone who recognises the man, or who has any further information, is asked to report it online or call 101, quoting serial 1179 of 08/01.

Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.