Sidford purse snatch theft

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a purse was snatched as a woman shopped in Sidford at the weekend. The incident happened between 4pm and 6.30pm at Spar on Church Street on Sunday. The woman had left her purse in a metal wire shopping basket whic

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a purse was snatched as a woman shopped in Sidford at the weekend.

The incident happened between 4pm and 6.30pm at Spar on Church Street on Sunday. The woman had left her purse in a metal wire shopping basket which she put on the floor as she browsed the aisles.

A police spokesman said investigations are ongoing and urged members of the public who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously inside or outside the shop to get in touch.

Ring Sidmouth Police on 08452 777444 quoting crime reference number KS/09/185.