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Newbury Berkshire: Stolen credit card fraud

Stolen credit card fraud

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information after a credit card was fraudulently used in the Reading and Newbury area between Friday (15/7) and Saturday (16/7).
The credit card was stolen when the victims post was intercepted. The offenders then contacted the credit card company and changed the victims contact details. They then withdrew over £250 on two separate occasions from cash machines in Reading and Newbury.
The offenders tried to spend over £500 in Game in Northbrook Street in Newbury on Saturday (16/7) which was declined by the bank, who then contacted the victim to inform him that his card had been fraudulently used.
The staff in the games store who served the man when the transaction was declined described the offender as a white man, 6ft, medium build, and in his late thirties. He had short, dark, shaved hair and a trimmed beard. He had a piercing in his left eyebrow and was wearing a plain dark grey suit with a black shirt underneath. He spoke with a cockney accent.
He was with a white woman, 5ft 3ins, slim, and in her thirties. She had dark brown reddish wavy hair that was tied back.  She was wearing a green low cut top with another top over it and dark blue jeans.
If you saw this man and woman in Game or have any information that could help police with their enquiries please contact PC Louise McIntosh at Newbury police station via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 0845 8 505 505. If you don’t want to speak to police or give your name, please call the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.
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