Police in Malton are appealing for witnesses after a handbag was stolen from a elderly woman.
The victim was shopping in Morrisons supermarket on Castlegate, on Wednesday, March 12, between 11am and 11.15am at the time of the theft.
The thief stole a brown hessian shopping bag containing a brown leather handbag, a purse, money and a pair of glasses. The bag was removed from the hook under the trolley’s handlebar.
PC Melony Pitchford, of Malton Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “If you witnessed the theft or can help to identify the person responsible I ask you to contact the police straight away.
“Can I also remind people to make sure that they keep an eye on their bags when out shopping. People only need to be distracted for a moment for thieves to steal their property.”
Anyone who can assist with this investigation should contact Malton police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Melony Pitchford. Alternatively, information can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 5551111, quoting reference number 12140039568.