Stolen Card Used In Pevensey

Friday 2nd September 2016

eastbourne buzz news - Card Theft Pevensey

Police are circulating CCTV images after a stolen bank card was used in Pevensey.

The card was stolen in Hastings during a street robbery in the early hours of Sunday 24 July, when a 30-year-old man from St Leonards was robbed in St Helen's Road, while on his way home from a night out in the town centre.

As he was near the roundabout by Elphinestone Road and Queens Road when he heard two people behind him. They asked him for a light and he said he didn't have one. As he carried on walking he was punched in the head and fell to the ground. They stole his phone and wallet.

A card stolen from the wallet was a contactless debit card and a payment was able to made before the victim was able to cancel the card.

The card was used twice at Pevensey Service Station to buy alcohol, once at 6.34am and a second time at 6.38am on the same day.

Investigating Officer, Detective Constable Ian Dearling said, "Thankfully the victim was unhurt but extremely shaken by what happened. However, he realised someone had used his card before he managed to cancel it.

"We would like to speak with these two man. Do you recognise them and can you help us? Anyone who recognises them should contact Sussex police on 101 or via the Sussex Police website, quoting serial 0125 24/07. Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111”

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