Police are investigating after an elderly woman was followed to her Verwood home by two men who stole her bank card.

Dorset Police has issued images of the men they would like to identify for the theft and subsequent fraudulent use of a bank card in East Dorset yestrday morning (Monday, March 7).

A woman in her 80s left Morrisons in Chiltern Drive, Verwood, at around 10am yesterday.

It is believed she was followed by two men to her home in the area.

When they were outside her home, the men asked the victim for directions and got out a large map.

The woman discovered later that day that her bank card was missing from her bag and had been used to carry out transactions totalling £490 at Tesco in West Moors.

Police Community Support Investigator Kate Hann, of Dorset Police, said: “We are continuing to investigate this incident and have obtained images of two men we would like to speak to as part of our enquiries. I would urge anyone who recognises them to please contact us.

“This case involves a vulnerable elderly victim, and it is possible that she has been targeted. We are doing everything we can to offer her support and advice and I would urge people to remain vigilant when it comes to attempted distraction thefts in the area.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/do-it-online, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220037470.

Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling freephone 0800 555 111.

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