FRAUDSTERS stole £1,800 from an 84-year-old man after stealing his bank card.

The pensioner was on Latimer Walk in Romsey at about 3pm on Sunday, March 13, when he was tapped on the shoulder by a woman.

She told him he had dropped £10 and he got his wallet out to check before the woman went on her way.

It was only later when the man realised his card had been stolen and police are keen to track down the woman involved.

She is described as being white, aged 35 to 45, around five feet two inches tall, and slim.

She had unkempt hair, dirty fingernails and wore dark clothing.

Officers have been conducting extra patrols in Romsey town centre and have distributed posters with crime prevention advice.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Romsey police station on 101, quoting 44160102690, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.