Officers have released CCTV images of five men they wish to speak to following a series of bank card thefts in Wigan

The bank cards were stolen after the offenders distracted elderly and disabled shoppers Leigh and Tyldesley and then used the cards to make several contactless transactions, the maximum transaction being £100. The elderly shoppers targeted were aged between 66 and 93 years old.

The offences occurred between June and October 2022 in various shopping retail parks.


Thankfully no one so far has been physically injured.

Enquiries have been ongoing since June 2022 and anyone with information should contact officers on 0161 856 67054.

Information can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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