Distraction thefts in Bar Hill car park

We’ve been patrolling Bar Hill this week, paying particular attention to the Tesco car park, after receiving reports of theft. On one occasion a woman in her 80’s was approached by a man and asked for information about the nearest vet and later discovered her purse had been stolen. Her bank cards were used and more than £700 taken. During a separate incident, a woman in her 70s was asked for directions whilst loading the shopping into her car. She later realised her bank cards had been taken. We’re urging shoppers to remain vigilant and if you are approached by an unknown man or woman, please do not engage with them and either call police or make security staff at Tesco aware. We’ve held meetings with Bar Hill Parish Council, Tesco and their security team in relation to these thefts and we’re making CCTV enquiries to identify those responsible. Kind Regards, Sergeant Rob Taylor South Cambs Neighbourhood Policing Team