Purse stolen from woman in 80s in Waterstones in Colchester

Police are looking to trace three people they want to speak to in connection with the theft of a wom

Police are looking to trace three people they want to speak to in connection with the theft of a womans purse in a Colchester bookshop. - Credit: Archant

Police are tracing three people they want to speak to in connection with the theft of a woman’s purse in a bookshop in Colchester.

Police are looking to trace three people they want to speak to in connection with the theft of a wom

Police are looking to trace three people they want to speak to in connection with the theft of a womans purse in a Colchester bookshop. - Credit: Archant

A woman in her 80s was targeted in Waterstone in Colchester High Street at around 1.30pm on June 1, Essex Police said today.

Money was then withdrawn from her bank account shortly after the purse was taken.

Officers have released images of the three people they want to speak to following the theft.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Josh Allgood at Colchester police station on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police are looking to trace three people they want to speak to in connection with the theft of a wom

Police are looking to trace three people they want to speak to in connection with the theft of a womans purse in a Colchester bookshop. - Credit: Archant