Elderly woman has purse and wedding ring stolen in Aldi

Posted on - 30th October, 2017 - 5:11pm | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News
Image of the suspect released by South Ribble Police

Police are looking to speak to a woman (pictured above) after an elderly woman had her purse stolen.


A 67-year-old was in Aldi, in Cuerden Way, Bamber Bridge, when a woman walked up to her, then reached into her bag (which was attached to her trolley by the handles) and took her purse from inside.

There was a small amount of cash in it, plus some bank cards and the victim’s mum’s wedding ring.

The cards were cancelled but one had already been used.

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A statement from South Ribble Police said: “We’d also ask you to be vigilant with bags and purses, particularly in supermarkets or places where you may be distracted.

“Always keep bags zipped-up and be aware of your surroundings and people around you

Anyone with information should e-mail quoting reference SA1715965

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