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Man charged following purse theft in Fareham

Press release   •   Jun 12, 2019 14:05 BST

Officers investigating a purse theft in Fareham have charged a 43 year-old man as part of their enquiries.

At some point between midday and 12:35pm on Monday 3 June an 88 year-old woman was shopping in Thackeray Mall when someone removed her purse from her bag. Her bank card was subsequently used to withdraw money.

Valeriv Christian Buse of Bolton Road in Birmingham has been charged with fraud by false representation.

He has been bailed to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates Court on June 27.

A 25 year-old man who was also arrested has been released without charge.