AN elderly woman had £250 stolen by a pair of thieves who asked her for directions as she loaded her shopping into her car.

The woman, aged in her 80s, was targeted outside the foodhall of M&S, Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone.

She was approached by a woman who spoke with a foreign accent, who asked her for directions.

As the pensioner was shown a map, a man also approached and stood by them.

The man and woman left after a few minutes and the victim subsequently found her bank card had been stolen and had been used to withdraw £250 in cash from a nearby ATM.

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Police Community Support Investigator Paul Bosley, of Dorset Police, said: “We have been carrying out a number of enquiries into this matter and have obtained CCTV images of a man and woman we would like to speak to as part of our investigation.

“We have made efforts to identify these individuals, but have so far been unsuccessful and I am now appealing to the public for anyone with information regarding their identities to please contact us.”

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210051034.

Alternatively, to stay anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call freephone 0800 555 111.