Police have released images of two men they would like to identify following a distraction theft inside a bank in Hitchin.

The incident occurred at around midday on Wednesday, May 10, inside Barclays Bank in the High Street.

It is reported that a man had his bank card stolen while at an ATM and replaced by a card that had also been stolen and belonged to someone else.

PCSO Cynthia Combe, from the Hitchin Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: "Our enquiries are continuing, and we are releasing these CCTV images because we believe the men pictured may have been in the area at the time and could assist with our enquiries.

"If this is you, you recognise the men pictured, or saw anyone acting suspiciously at this time, please contact me on cynthia.combe@herts.police.uk.


"While using ATMs, it’s important that you have a scan around the area before you use them and remain vigilant. Please be aware of anyone standing close by and always check the machine to see if it’s been tampered with before you use it."

You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/38081/23. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

Alternatively, you can stay anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.