AN elderly man who suffers from Dementia and Parkinson's Disease has had his debit card stolen and used by a thief in Theale.

Thames Valley Police (TVP) said between August 14 and August 21, the victim, a 75 year old man, became aware his debit card was missing.

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During this time, four transactions took place in shops in Theale, without his knowledge.

Investigating officer PC Louise Eaton, based at Newbury police station, said: “An investigation is ongoing after an elderly man, who is vulnerable due to having Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease, had his debit card stolen.

“A number of purchases were subsequently made using the card.

“I would like to speak to the person shown in the CCTV image, or anyone who recognises her, as she may have information about the incident.”

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If you have any information which could assist officers, please contact police.

You can get in touch via the online reporting form, quoting reference number 43200263317, or by calling the non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111.