Purse snatchers strike twice in Huntingdon

09:49 09 May 2014

Police are warning shoppers to be vigilant after two purse thefts in Huntingdon.

Police are warning shoppers to be vigilant after two purse thefts in Huntingdon.

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Purse snatchers distracted an elderly woman in a charity shop to steal from her during two thefts in Huntingdon.

Between 10.45am and 10.50am on Wednesday (May 7), a teenage girl and an older woman took the purse of the 80-year-old victim while she browsed in the British Heart Foundation shop on the High Street.

The offenders are described as a white female aged between 21 and 40 years old with long, wavy, mousy-brown coloured hair and a black female aged between 11 and 15 years old, with short, black, afro-style hair.

The second incident took place in Iceland, also on the High Street. The thieves were not seen in this incident but a purse is also reported to have been stolen from the female victim’s bag.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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