Do you know these women, seen in Newmarket?

Newmarket Theft Pair ANL-141027-160419001
Newmarket Theft Pair ANL-141027-160419001

Police are looking to identify two women following the theft of cash cards and money in Newmarket.

A 52-year-old woman had been inside a coffee shop in the Guineas Shopping Centre at 3:30pm on Thursday 14 August when two women approached her and, using a distraction technique, stole two debit cards from her handbag.

Within the hour, they attended the nearby Nationwide Building Society and withdrew £500. They then travelled to Cambridge and attempted to withdraw money from that branch, but failed. Investigating Officer, Pc David Button, said: “The images we have recovered are pretty clear and we hope that someone can identify them as their friend or relative. We think they may live in a neighbouring county or they could have travelled up to Newmarket from London.”

The thieves were captured on CCTV. The woman in the cream top is described as approximately 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build and is aged approximately 40. The woman in the black clothing is described as approximately 5ft 6ins tall and of large build.

The building society reimbursed the woman with the sum of cash that was stolen from her.

Anyone who knows the identity of the women pictured is urged to contact investigating officers at Newmarket police station on 101, quoting NE/14/1368.