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Distraction Theft Dumfries: Female Steals Large Amount of Cash from Elderly Gentleman’s Car

Police Scotland officers in Dumfries want to speak to the following described female who is thought responsible for the theft of a large amount of money from an elderly gentleman who was parked in his car in Queensberry Street in Dumfries. Just after 1000 hours on Thursday 14 July 2016 the victim was sitting in his Ford Mondeo car waiting on his wife returning when a female opened the passenger door, entered the car and engaged him in conversation about directions to another part of Scotland. The victim gave her advice and shortly after she left the vehicle he discovered the theft of the cash.

The female in question is described as being early to mid 20s, dark hair, attractive and was wearing a floral dress. She spoke with a foreign accent which may have been Spanish.

Constable Ross Milligan at Dumfries said “this is a very unusual M.O and one not heard of in this part of the country before. We are keen to speak to anyone who may have been around the Queensberry Street area, or in the town centre in general around 1000 hours yesterday to get in touch if they saw this female. Caller can speak to us on the 101 number.”