Distraction thefts

Kawartha Lakes Police are looking for the public's help in identifying a man and woman who were allegedly involved in two separate distraction thefts in Lindsay last week.

On July 5th, the incidents at Giant Tiger were reported to police after the victims discovered their debit card was missing and their bank accounts had been accessed.

In both cases, the victims were approached by the two suspects after leaving the store.

The suspects attempted to return twenty dollars to the victims, saying they had dropped the bill.

While doing this, the suspects attempted to force the bill into the victim's open wallet and then removed the victim's debit card while distracting them.

Police suspect that the PIN number for the cards had been obtained when the victims made purchases in the store.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Nick Seguin at Kawartha Lakes Police or crimestoppers.