Police appeal over Sidmouth handbag theft

PUBLISHED: 14:46 21 September 2010

SUSPECT: This woman left the Co-Operative with missing bag.

SUSPECT: This woman left the Co-Operative with missing bag.

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POLICE have reissued an appeal in their search for the culprit who stole cash and valuables from the handbag of an elderly Sidmouth shopper.

SUSPECT: This woman left the Co-Operative with missing bag.

Officers want to speak to a woman caught on CCTV linked to an incident at the town’s High Street Co-Operative store earlier this month.

An 83-year-old resident left her bag on the back of a trolley while shopping and forgot to take it with her when she returned the trolley to a bay outside the shop at around 9.30am on Thursday, August 12.

CCTV captured a woman finding the bag and taking it into the store. Footage shows her waiting for a couple of minutes then leaves with the bag. The bag was later recovered with cash and items of value missing.

The suspect was accompanied by a well-dressed man of around the same age.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 08452 777 444, crime reference: KS/10/446, or CrimeStoppers in confidence on 0800 555111.


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