Police appeal after cashpoint incident in Sunderland

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Police are appealing for information after a suspicious incident in Sunderland.

At 1.15pm on Monday, June 29, a member of the public reported that they had seen a suspicious incident at the cashpoint outside of the Morrison’s supermarket on Whitburn Road.

They told officers that they had seen a man in a wheelchair withdrawing and handing over a large amount of money to a woman that he was with.

The man appeared vulnerable and so they reported it to police.

Officers are now carrying out enquiries into the incident to establish what exactly happened and if any offences have taken place.

Anyone who was in the area or who has any information about the incident is asked to come forward and contact police.

The elderly man is described as being white, aged 70s to 80s, in a wheelchair and was wearing a brown coloured suit and white shirt. He had white hair and was carrying a walking stick.

The woman he was with is described as being black, approximately 5 feet 4” tall, in her 30s, of medium build and was wearing sun glasses, a blue v-neck cardigan top and blue jeans. She may speak with a South African accent and she was pushing the wheelchair.

Police are appealing for witnesses anyone who may recognise either of the two people is asked to contact police.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 606 of 29/06/15 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.