‘Nasty’ thieves stole a woman’s purse in Staple Hill after asking her for directions.
Following the incident, the woman, aged in her 60s, discovered they had withdrawn money and bought a number of items with her credit cards.
Avon and Somerset Police has today (Monday) released grainy CCTV images of the men they would like to speak to in connection to the theft.
Two men, aged between 25-35, approached the woman while she was in a supermarket car park in Staple Hill between 11am to 11:30am., on November 20.
One man asked for directions to Cossham Hospital while the other man stole her purse.
The man who approached the victim for directions was described as 5ft 6-7ins, having black hair and wearing a grey top and jeans.
While the second man was described as wearing a navy or dark puffer jacket, dark jeans, grey boots. He was said to have dark short hair and some dark facial hair.
Investigator Hannah Gordon said: “This is a particularly nasty crime, targeting and preying on people’s good nature and wanting to help.
“This is a common tactic where men, generally, target women on their own within the store. They then film or watch them enter their PIN number, before preying on them in the car park to ask for directions with a map or notepad.
“We would advise anyone concerned about their PIN number being discovered to contact their bank immediately and get it changed.”
If you can help us with our investigation, call 101 and give the call-handler reference 5219268675.
Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111.