Police release CCTV image after elderly man is targeted by thief at cash machine in York

The image issued by police.
The image issued by police.

Police today issued an image of a man they want to trace in connection with a theft in York.

The incident took place as an elderly man withdrew some money from a cash machine in the Fishergate area of the city centre.

As the pensioner reached to get the money, another man – who had been watching him use the machine – grabbed it.

The theft happened between 9.25pm and 9.45pm on October 3, with police taking the decision to release today’s image after drawing a blank with their efforts to identify the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Carol Thompson at North Yorkshire Police on 101.