Car driven wrong way along Huntingdon High Street after purse snatch

PUBLISHED: 14:54 27 August 2014 | UPDATED: 16:48 27 August 2014

Police are hunting thieves who stole a purse in Waitrose in Huntingdon

Police are hunting thieves who stole a purse in Waitrose in Huntingdon

Archant

Police are hunting a man and a woman suspected of stealing a purse before driving the wrong way along Huntingdon High Street.

The theft happened in Waitrose in St Benedict’s Court at about 10.55am today (Wednesday).

A police spokesman said a man and a woman were seen running off towards Huntingdon Library and got in a blue, people carrier-style car.

They then drove through the market stalls in Market Hill and turned right along the High Street.

When they got to the barrier across the road, near the Three Tuns pub, the man got out but could not open it, so drove onto the pavement and off along Hartford Road.

The man was described as white, about 5ft 8in, in his 30s and wore a black cap, jacket and trousers. The woman was of Mediterranean appearance, had dark hair, 5ft, also in her 30s and wore a red top with black sleeves.

INFORMATION: Anyone who can help should call police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

More news stories

28 minutes ago

A police car smashed into a set of railings in St Ives while pursuing a van suspected of being used as part of a burglary.

Staff and pupils at Brington Primary School are celebrating after receiving a ringing endorsement from education inspectors.

07:50

Moving on a group of travellers who had set up camp on a recreation area has cost Godmanchester Town Council nearly £4,000.

Yesterday, 16:11

A new report which shows that carrying out voluntary work in the natural world can bring mental health benefits has been welcomed by the Wildlife Trusts which cover the Huntingdonshire area.

Most read stories

Local business directory

Cambridgeshire's trusted business finder
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter