A MAN stole £500 from two pensioners after distracting them at cash machines and taking money from their accounts.

A woman aged in her 90s was withdrawing money from a cash point in Station Road, New Milton, when an unknown man reportedly approached and distracted her.

He then took £500 from her account.

This took place between 10.30am and 11.05am on Monday, February 12.

The second incident took place at around 10.30am on Monday, March 4, and involved similar circumstances, with £500 stolen from a man aged in his 70s.

Bournemouth Echo:

Hampshire Police officers investigating these fraud-related incidents have released images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with them.

The man is described as approximately 25 years old, around five feet eight inches tall, wearing a hat, tanned and he reportedly spoke with an Eastern European accent.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Police said: “We believe the man in these images can help us with our investigation and would urge him, or anyone who knows his identity, to get in touch with us.

“Also, if you have information about this incident, saw anything suspicious in the area at the time, or have any CCTV, mobile phone, dash cam or doorbell camera footage which could aid our investigation, please contact us.”

You can do this by calling 101, or by reporting online via the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary website, quoting either of the above incident numbers.

You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

For the first incident, quote reference number 44240062942. For the second, quote reference number 44240095137.