Handbag Theft In Asda

Handbag Theft In Asda

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 10:18am 30th May 2012.

A Police investigation is underway after a 74-year-old pensioner allegedly had her handbag stolen in a Weymouth supermarket. The incident happened on Saturday 26th May at ASDA on Newstead Road sometime between 8:15pm and 8:45pm.

A Police investigation is underway after a 74-year-old pensioner had her handbag stolen in a Weymouth supermarket.

The incident happened on Saturday 26th May at ASDA on Newstead Road sometime between 8:15pm and 8:45pm.

A 37-year-old woman from Poole was arrested and later released on Police bail.

Detectives are trying to trace an unidentified person who alerted store security prior to the incident happening.

Police Constable Dan Seall of Weymouth Police, said: "I understand that an as yet unidentified member of the public informed the stores security of the incident prior to the woman being arrested.

"I am particularly keen to hear from this person and any witnesses who were in the store between the times of the incident, and may have seen a woman acting suspiciously around other shopper's belongings".

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 26;548. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.