Kim Kardashian look-a-like wanted over cash distraction theft in St Helens

The real Kim Kardashian
The real Kim Kardashian
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Detectives have released CCTV images of a Kim Kardashian look-a-like wanted in connection with an elaborate cash machine scam in St Helens.

Police want to speak to four people suspected of targeting shoppers.

One of the two women wanted (pictured above) bares a striking resemblance to the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star.

A number of people in the Church Street area of the town centre have had their bank cards stolen by the criminals.

They want to speak to a male and female wanted in relation to theft at Barclays Bank, Church Street on October 9.

Police also want to a male and female over thefts at locations on Church Street on October 31.

The real thing ... a look-a-like of celebrity Kim Kardashian (pictured) is wanted by police in St Helens

The real thing ... a look-a-like of celebrity Kim Kardashian (pictured) is wanted by police in St Helens

The offenders are believed to have targeted people withdrawing cash by diverting their attention before stealing cards which have been used to withdraw money from accounts.

Merseyside Police say the incidents occurred in the Church Street area between Saturday October 31 and Tuesday November 3.

One suspect is described as an Asian man in his mid 20s with a stocky build, wearing blue jeans.

Insp Dave Brennan said: “The public should be alert when withdrawing cash from ATMs at all times. Any suspicious activity around machines should be reported immediately.

“Bank staff in the area have also been briefed to be extra vigilant and increased checks on ATM machines are being carried out. Neighbourhood officers will be providing increased high-visibility patrols to banks and post offices in the area.

“Any suspicious activity around ATM machines should be reported immediately.”

Anyone with information should call police on the non-emergency number 101, speak to officers in the area or ring independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.