The man was doing conversion work in my third-floor flat in Boulogne sur Mer. I was obliged to go with him to various building and decorating outlets, where I paid for goods using my bank debit cards; I can only assume that he watched me enter the pin numers. He had keys to my flat and was in the habit of visiting me in the evenings, during which visits he would take my cards and help himself to money, unbeknownst to me, as he was collecting my bank statements from the ground floor so that I was unaware of the fact that he had emptied my account until the bank, HSBC called me in (I had transferred money from a savings account to pay for the rebuilding work). I confronted him and he wrote a paper promising to repay the money. I was obliged, partly for health reasons, to sell the flat and moved to a rented apartment, opening an account at Credit du Nord. Monsieur Dahmani had reimbursed various sums of money which I paid into my new account. Unfortunately, he managed to get hold of that pin number and continued the previous behaviour until there was nothing left.
I have no idea whether the police seized the CCTV footage. I made a formal statement (Proces Verbal) to Vincent ANQUEZ, Brigadier Chef de Police, in November 2009. They have not kept me informed of the details of their investigations. The last I heard, when I phoned Monsieur Anquez, was that my dossier had been passed to the Procureur at the Tribunal de Grand Justice. Since then I have heard nothing, but assumed that the police had concluded their part of the proceedings.
I have a day trip booked to Boulogne on 18 Aprill and plan on visiting the Tribunal to see if there is any news.
I hope this answers your questions, and thank you for your response, and look forward to hearing further from you.