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Derby police ask for help after theft of purse from 83 year old woman

Alert message sent 14/11/2019 12:45:00

Information sent on behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary

One of our officers is asking for help in identifying a woman after an 83-year-old’s purse was stolen from her bag in Derby.

The incident happened at around 1.30pm on Tuesday, 22 October in the Britannia Cafe, Thorntree Lane.

The purse, containing around £200 and some personal photographs, was taken from the victim’s bag whilst she was having lunch in the cafe.

The theft is being investigated by PC Shaun Carter from the City Centre Safer Neighbourhood Team and he would like to speak to the woman in this image about the crime.

PC Carter, explained: “This is a particularly heartless crime as it targeted such an obviously elderly, vulnerable victim.

“I would like to speak to the woman in the image about the theft and would urge anyone that knows her to make contact with me.”

Do you know this woman?

If so please contact Shaun using any of the following non-emergency methods, quoting reference number 19*566060:

Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
Website – complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
Phone – call us on 101.

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org
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Paul Cannon (Media team, Staff, South Division)

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