Couple tricked woman into giving directions while stealing cash and cards in Morrisons car park in Kettering

Thieves stole from woman while asking for directions in Morrison's car park, Lower Street
Thieves stole from woman while asking for directions in Morrison's car park, Lower Street
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A pair of thieves who stole cash, bank and credit cards from a woman in a Kettering car park tricked her into believing they needed directions to the hospital.

The incident took place at midday on Wednesday (June 3) in the Morrisons car park in Lower Street when the offenders – a man and a woman – approached the victim who was in her car to ask for the directions.

She said she placed her handbag on the front passenger seat while she wrote down the directions, during which time her purse was opened and the cash and cards were taken.

The offenders have been described as white with eastern European accents.

The man was about 5ft 10in tall, slim and with short dark-brown hair.

He was wearing a black suit and a white shirt with an open neck while the woman, 5ft 8in tall and slim with shoulder-length blonde hair, wore a flowered skirt and top with a green cardigan.

Police officers are warning people to be vigilant after a number of reports of similar offences over the past few months.

Witnesses or anyone with information about this incident should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 111 222.