Police appeal after purse theft

POLICE have appealed for witnesses to a theft of a purse from a woman outside a Bridlington supermarket

A 65-year-old woman had just left the Aldi store, on Bessingby Retail Park between 11.35am and 11.45am last Thursday (July 26) when she was approached by two people.

A woman is said to have bumped into the 65-year-old with some force, causing her to lose balance.

The suspect grabbed hold of the victim’s forearms to prevent her from falling to the ground and apologised before walking away with the other person.

The woman then realised that her purse was missing from inside her handbag.

The suspect has been described as a white woman, around 40 years of age, 5ft 6ins tall, of medium build, with bleached blond hair that had dark roots and was cut into a short bob. She was quite scruffy in appearance and she spoke in a rough voice.

The stolen purse was a black Marks and Spencer’s purse with white stitching and contained cash, bank cards and a key.

The victim sustained some bruising to her forearms but was otherwise unhurt.

Anyone who saw the incident, recognises the description of the suspect or knows the whereabouts of the stolen purse has been asked to contact Humberside Police on the non emergency number 101 referring to log 378 of July 30, 2012.