Coventry & Warwickshire

Coventry 'despicable' theft caught on CCTV

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Two men have been caught on CCTV distracting an elderly couple in Coventry and stealing their £700 Christmas spending money.

One of the men asked for directions, and while the couple were helping, his accomplice took a bag from the boot of their car and emptied it.

The thieves had followed the couple to a bank and saw them withdraw the money.

Det Sgt Dave Faries from West Midlands Police called the theft, which happened on 25 November, "despicable".

Although the bank, in "the spirit of the festive season" refunded the couple's cash, Mr Faries said he was determined to catch the "cold and callous" thieves who targeted them.

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