POLICE have issued CCTV images of three people they want to talk to after money was stolen from two Hampshire pensioners.

A man had a woman - both in their 80s - were both targeted by thieves in Fareham.

An 88 year-old woman was shopping in Thackeray Mall when someone removed her purse from her bag. Her bank card was subsequently used to withdraw £500.

Daily Echo:

An 87 year-old man was approached by a man and a woman he did not know on West Street near the junction with Kings Road.

The victim reported that the man wrapped his arms around him and started a conversation. When the victim returned home later, he noticed that £500 was missing from his jacket pocket.

Neither victim was hurt.

A police spokesman said: "We are carrying out enquiries to establish if the reports are linked and are releasing images of three people seen in the area at the time who may be able to help.

Daily Echo:

The first man is described as aged 25-35, 5ft 10in, medium build, with black hair. He was wearing sunglasses, a black leather jacket, a white patterned t-shirt, and was carrying a bag.

The second man is described as aged in his 30s, 5ft 7ins tall, slight build, with short black hair shaved at the sides.

He was wearing round-framed glasses, a blue jacket, a patterned shirt, blue ripped jeans, and black and white trainers.

Daily Echo:

The woman is described as 35-40, 5ft 6in, slim, with black hair.

She was wearing a black top, black and white patterned trousers, and was carrying two bags.

The thefts occurred on June 3