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Derby City Centre police release images after theft from 80-year-old woman

Alert message sent 03/12/2019 14:12:00

Information sent on behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary

Officers from our City Centre Safer Neighbourhood Team have released images of two women they would like to speak to about a theft of bag from an 80-year-old-woman.

The incident happened between 4pm and 4.30pm on Saturday, 19 October, when the woman was shopping at Intu, Derby.

It is believed her handbag was stolen from her trolley when it was left unattended for a very short time. The bag contained several hundred pounds, bankbooks and her passport.

Sergeant Jamie Millard, who is in charge of the policing team in the city centre, said “I realise that the offence happened a few weeks ago but my officers have been trying to find CCTV footage in relation to the offence.

“We would now like to speak to the two woman in the images and whilst I understand that one image is clearer than the other, we are hoping that someone may recognise them as a pair.

“The targeting of such an elderly, vulnerable victim is despicable and so I would hope that if anyone does know anything about this they will make contact with us.

“With the busy pre-christmas shopping period now upon us it is also a timely reminder to always keep your valuables very close to you at all times, s unfortunately there are people who will take advantage of a moment’s lack of concentration, to steal valuables.”

If you think you can help please contact the team using any of the following non-emergency contact methods quoting reference number 19*19559921:

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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