An elderly woman has been robbed following a distraction theft at a cash point losing £500.

The victim reported her card as stolen while she was at a cash point outside a supermarket on Walthamstow Avenue on October 13 at around midday.

She had inserted her card into the machine when a man approached her, pushed her and took her card.

Shortly afterwards two withdrawals of £250 were made from the account.

The first suspect is believed to be aged 20-30 and of large build.

He was accompanied by another man believed to be aged 17-25 of slim build who acted as a lookout.

Police believe the victim was targeted because of her age and are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 and quote CAD4508/13OCT or tweet @MetCC.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.