CCTV footage released after Chichester Waitrose purse theft
Police have issued an image of a man and a woman wanted in connection with the theft of a purse at a Chichester supermarket.
According to Sussex Police, at about 4.40pm on Tuesday (October 4), a 57-year-old local woman was shopping at Waitrose in Via Ravenna when she realised her purse had been stolen from her handbag, which was attached to her trolley.
A spokesperson from Sussex Police said: “CCTV footage appears to show a man and a woman follow the victim around the store.
“When she is not looking, the woman snatches her purse and hides it under a loaf of bread she is holding.”
The purse contained approximately £30 in cash, in addition to the victim’s driving licence and her recently obtained driving instructor licence, police added.
The female suspect is described as a white woman of slim build and shoulder length brown hair, wearing a knee-length white jacket and light coloured jeans.
The male suspect is described as a white man of medium build and mostly bald. He was wearing an open khaki jacket over a black top, and light coloured jeans.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact [email protected] or call 101, quoting serial 1103 of 04/10.
Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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