Police investigate Lynbrook theft and deceptions

Casey Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for public assistance to help identify a man and a woman following a theft and subsequent deceptions and fraud in Lynbrook earlier this year.

Investigators have been told the victim, a 61-year-old Hampton Park woman, attended a hotel on 14 March.

While in the gaming room, a man spoke to the victim distracting her while another woman took her purse from inside her hand bag.

Bank cards contained within her purse were then used at various locations.

On 8 May a care worker for the victim noted bank accounts had been opened in the victim’s name and money redirected.

Investigators have released CCTV of two people who they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries.

The man is perceived to be of Mediterranean or Middle Eastern decent, aged in his late 20s, with short dark hair, a dark beard, and tattoos on his upper arms.

At the time he was wearing a black KSCY brand t-shirt.

The woman is perceived to be of Mediterranean of Middle Eastern decent, aged in her 50s, with shoulder length dark hair.

She was wearing a red t-shirt and black and white jacket.

Anyone with information or who recognises the man or woman is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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