Chislehurst woman warning others of slippery fingers after falling foul to pickpocket

A woman said her card was taken after shopping in Co-op

A woman said her card was taken after shopping in Co-op

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A WOMAN in Chislehurst is warning others to be wary of a man with slippery fingers after claiming she fell foul to a pickpocket.

Jan Rayment, of Barham Road, said her card was nabbed this morning by a dodgy character who followed her down the road and asked for directions to the local hospital.

After telling him to hop on the bus to Orpington she said she realised what’d happened, adding she thought he’d watched her shopping in Co-op moments before and come after her.

The 65-year-old said: “I felt as though something wasn’t right and felt as if someone was watching me when I put my card in my pocket after paying.

“He asked me where the hospital was and I thought that was odd as there’s no hospital in Chislehurst. He grinned and said thank you.”

Police today reported officers are investigating an allegation of theft on Green Lane at approximately 11am.

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5:45pm Tue 25 Feb 14

lonmark1980 says...

ok!! how come you didn't watch your bag or pockets at all the times! Shame it happened to you! now you learned your lesson. Hope you will get wallet / cards back soon! it is sad that Chislehurst is no longer wonderful place to visit/live. unlike 10/20 years ago or so! Yeah you should watch all the times whatever you carry the items with you all the times!
ok!! how come you didn't watch your bag or pockets at all the times! Shame it happened to you! now you learned your lesson. Hope you will get wallet / cards back soon! it is sad that Chislehurst is no longer wonderful place to visit/live. unlike 10/20 years ago or so! Yeah you should watch all the times whatever you carry the items with you all the times! lonmark1980
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