Police warning after handbag and purse stolen in Bury St Edmunds

The Arc shopping centre toilets are amongst those that have been twinned.

Police are appealing for witnesses to two thefts in Bury St Edmunds - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

A purse and handbag were stolen in two different incidents in Bury St Edmunds town centre this weekend. 

Police are now urging shoppers to be vigilant after the thefts which occurred at some point between 3pm and 3.30pm on Saturday, October 16. 

A handbag was stolen from the back of a mobility scooter in Buttermarket and at around the same time another shopper had their purse stolen from a handbag while in the Arc shopping centre. 

Officers are now asking anyone with any information about these thefts to contact Suffolk police quoting the crime reference 37/58059/21 or 37/58061/21.