POLICE are hunting for a man who used a 'distraction technique' to steal a woman's bank card taking £4,000 from her account.

On Sunday, January 22, a woman was shopping in Windsor when she was struggling to pay for her parking ticket with her debit card.

She went to her car in King Edward Court car park and was about to pull away when she saw two men standing next to her car.

Police said one of the men tapped on the window and told her that someone had damaged the rear of her car.

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He said it looked like someone had hit her car with a trolley.

Officers describe the man as Asian, between 5'4 to 5'5 tall, slim build, in his 30s or 40s, short black hair, stubbly beard with a thicker moustache. He was wearing a beige jacket, which was zipped up.

According to the police report, the man looked directly at the woman and said 'you need to be more careful'.

When she got back into the car about five minutes later she realised that her purse and contents were missing.

The offenders have then managed to take £4,000 from the victims account. The bank have confirmed that the offenders attempted to use the card fraudulently in Slough, later that day. The bank have also confirmed that the offenders have transferred money from a savings account, into the current and have then taken the money from there.

The offenders then took out £950.

Jeffrey Pick, police, community engagement and resilience officer for Windsor & Maidenhead LPA, said: "Please be on your guard, we have now had several of these scam incidents in our supermarket car parks."