Elderly people in Bourne are being warned about fraudsters operating the town where they are stealing debit and credit cards from their purses or wallets.
Older women shopping in Bourne town centre, particularly at supermarkets, are the most common victims as they are unaware of one out of a gang of fraudsters who looks over their shoulders while paying for goods.
The fraudster finds out the victim’s PIN number then joins up with two other people to cause a distraction and steal the card(s) and/or purse.
In each case, one of the group usually causes the distraction by asking for directions to a hospital, train station or airports.
Any suspicious activity outside supermarkets should be reported to police by calling 101.