Bank card theft in Dungannon under investigation


Police in Dungannon are investigating the theft of a bank debit card.

At around 2pm on May 19th, a shopper at a supermarket returned to their car when they were approached by a man asking for change, which was given to him. While this conversation was taking place, it is thought a bank card was taken from a purse. The man is described as being in his 50s, 5’8” tall, of Indian or Chinese origin and was wearing a dark coloured suit with a light blue shirt. Anyone who can help police with their enquiries is asked to contact them on the new non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 429210514.

Detectives in Dungannon are also investigating a burglary in the Blacktown Road area sometime between 8.30am and 5.30pm on May 21st. A number of items were taken. Anyone with information should contact Police on the new non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 986210514.

Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Also, police are advising residents to be wary of unsolicited correspondence claiming to be from a lottery and asking for bank details.

The warning has been issued now following a report from someone locally who received a letter purporting to be from a lottery, asking for a weekly subscription and bank details.

Under no circumstances should the public disclose details of their bank or building society accounts to any unauthorised person and if anyone has any concerns they should contact their local police for advice.