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Hunt for man who stole pensioner's purse in Dorchester

1 Purse theft, Waitrose, Dorchester - 55190034029

Published at 2:25pm 12th April 2019. (Updated at 7:00am 15th April 2019)

Police have released CCTV images of a suspect after a pensioner had her purse stolen from her handbag in Dorchester.

He then withdrew £2,400 from her bank accounts at a cash machine in Bridport Road.

It happened around 10.25am on Tuesday 5th March as the local woman in her 70s - was shopping in Waitrose in South Street.




The purse contained the victim's bank cards and PIN numbers.

Police Constable Jennie Sykes-Martin, of Dorset Police, said:


"Following enquiries I have obtained CCTV images of the suspect and I am issuing them in the hope that someone will recognise this man.

"I would ask anyone with information to please contact Dorset Police.

"Finally, I would remind everyone to ensure they do not carry their PIN on them, especially in purses or wallets."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190034029. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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