Lulu victim of bank card distraction theft in London
15:36 04 March 2013
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Veteran singer Lulu has revealed how her bank card was stolen in front of her eyes as she attempted to withdraw money from a cashpoint in London.
The pop star has described how she was the victim of a distraction theft, which reportedly took place in Kensington High Street at around 5.30pm on Friday.
She described the incident to her 39,000 Twitter followers.
“Wasn’t mugged but did have my card stolen from ATM in front of my eyes by some very clever crooks,” she wrote. “They put a false front onto the machine.
“Then two of them talked at me to distract me whilst my card didnt go fully in, they saw my pin no and took the card.”
She then passed on some words of advice to her fans.
“Dont use ATM outside when alone. Go inside the bank.... Lets make it hard for the B.......’s”
A Met Police spokesman confirmed the incident was under investigation.
“Police were called regarding a woman having been the victim of a distraction theft,” he said.
“The victim, aged 64, had her bank card taken. Police in Kensington and Chelsea are investigating. No arrests have been made.”