Bogus taxi driver 'withdrew hundreds' using Birmingham pensioner's bank card

-Credit: (Image: WMP)
-Credit: (Image: WMP)

Police are hunting a bogus taxi driver who used a pensioner's bank card to withdraw hundreds of pounds. The thief approached the elderly man in Dudley Road, Birmingham, at around 11.30am on January 10.

He offered to give the pensioner, in his 80s, a lift and asked him to withdraw money from a nearby cashpoint. The fake taxi driver then stole the victim's bank card and used it a number of times.

West Midlands Police said the thief withdrew hundreds of pounds. The force today issued a CCTV image of a man who may have information.

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The man in the image was pictured wearing a black hat and a zipped jacket. He appeared unshaven.

West Midlands Police said: "We want to speak to this man after a bank card was stolen from a pensioner and used to withdraw hundreds of pounds. A man claiming to be a taxi driver approached the elderly man who was in his 80s in Dudley Road, Birmingham.

"The bogus taxi driver offered to give him a lift around 11.30am on January 10 but asked for money to be withdrawn from a nearby cashpoint. The bank card was then stolen and used a number of times. Contact us via Live Chat on our website, or call 101, and quote 20/114424/24."