Police warn shoppers after purse thefts

POLICE are warning shoppers to be on their guard during the Christmas period after a spate of purse snatchings in a town centre.

Jonathan Schofield

POLICE are warning shoppers to be on their guard during the Christmas period after a spate of purse snatchings in a town centre.

Four purses were stolen within an hour yesterday in Bury St Edmunds.

The first was taken from a woman's shopping bag in Cornhill Shopping Centre at 12.15pm.


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A police spokesman said a suspicious looking woman was seen nearby at the time, described as white, in her 40s or 50s of slim build, with fair permed hair and wearing dark clothing.

A second purse was taken from a woman's handbag in Cornhill and two more from women in Gosnold Street and the Buttermarket.

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Anyone with information on these crimes should call Pc Mark Ellis at the Bury Central Safer Neighbourhood Team on 01284 774100 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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