Purse snatched at ASDA

Police think these people could help with their enquiries.

Police have released images of three people they would like to speak to after a purse was stolen from a woman who was while shopping at Asda.

At around midday on Wednesday, October 19, a 68-year-old woman from Romsey was shopping in the Chandlers Ford Superstore when she was approached by a man who began talking to her about the items she was looking at. She did not know the man.

She later noticed that her purse containing £70 in cash, bank cards and photos was missing. It is thought the purse was taken while she was distracted.

CCTV images from the store show the man and two women he was with.

He man is described as:

  • Of Asian appearance
  • Very strong accent
  • Tall
  • Short dark hair
  • Wearing a white shirt, a tie and a zip up jumper, left open, all under a long black woollen coat

PC Victoria Carter said:

“We hope that someone may recognise the people in the CCTV pictures. The man shown spoke to the woman whose purse was stolen and was also seen with both the other women in these pictures, and if anyone can identify any of them we’d ask them to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information should contact Eastleigh police station on 101 or call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

STOP PRESS!!

Eastleigh Safer Neighbourhoods Team have free ‘purse lanyards’ to give away to help foil snatchers.

The lanyards clip to your purse and attach to your handbag.

These can be collected from Eastleigh Police Station.

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