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CCTV issued after purse stolen from elderly woman in Chandlers Ford

Press release   •   Aug 29, 2018 10:57 BST

Officers have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to after a purse was stolen from an elderly woman in Chandlers Ford.

The incident happened at around 11am on Wednesday 25 July while the 91-year-old woman was shopping in Waitrose, Oakmount Road.A man followed her around the store, making attempts to look in her bag.  He followed her into another aisle, and when she wasn’t looking, he stole her purse.

He made off with her brown leather purse which contained a bank card, bus pass, driving licence and cash.

PC Alex Fortune, said: “This is a despicable incident where an elderly woman has been targeted.  Not satisfied with the £100 cash that was in the purse, he then went on to use her bank car in three different stores.

“I would urge anyone with information to contact is quoting 44180281058.”

If you have any information, please contact us on 101, quoting reference number 44180281058.

In an emergency, call 999.