Distraction thieves targeting car parks

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Police have warned that distraction thieves may operating in the south of Lincolnshire today (Monday).

Reports have been received of people driving a green Volkswagon Passat estate targeting supermarket car parks, where they attempt to distract customers in order to steal from vehicles or customers’ wallets or purses.

The tactics may include spreading a large map in front of the victim as they unload shopping, so they cannot see their car or bags.

If sighted contact police on 101.