Woman’s handbag stolen in duo decoy theft

A WOMAN had her purse stolen from her handbag as she pushed her trolley around Tesco in Huntingdon. The 54-year-old victim from Huntingdon was approached by a woman as she shopped at the store in Sapley at about 10am on Wednesday, August 16. The woman as

A WOMAN had her purse stolen from her handbag as she pushed her trolley around Tesco in Huntingdon.

The 54-year-old victim from Huntingdon was approached by a woman as she shopped at the store in Sapley at about 10am on Wednesday, August 16.

The woman asked her about a label on an item of food. After giving an explanation she proceeded to a checkout, where she realised her purse, which contained cash and several cards, was missing.

The thief is described as white, in her late teens, with dark hair tied up and attractive.


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She was wearing a light coloured top and jeans, and was possibly foreign.

Pc Tom Boon said: "We believe two women were involved, one providing a decoy while the other stole the purse."

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INFORMATION: Anyone with information should contact Pc Boon on 0845 4564564 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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