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Thief targets two women in their 80s and 90s on Leamington street

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident.

Two elderly ladies were targeted by a handbag thief in Leamington, one of whom fell to the ground during the incident.

The thief snatched the handbag belonging to a 92-year-old women, who was walking arm-in-arm with her 84-year-old friend in Newbold Terrace on Sunday March 16 at about 5.30pm.

The 84-year-old fell to the ground as the 92-year-old pulled away in an attempt to chase the man, who ran off towards Jephson Gardens. She was helped up by a passer-by and was shaken, but not hurt.

The thief is described as a white, well-built man, aged between 40 and 50, with very short hair and was wearing a grey tracksuit and soft shoes.

The woman’s stolen handbag is black and made out of leather and contained a a black and green Radley purse.

It is believed that there were a number of people in the area at the time of the incident, including some waiting at an ice cream van, and investigating officers would like to hear from them.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org

 
 
 

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