Purse snatchers strike twice in Huntingdon

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. - Credit: Archant

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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