Elderly shoppers victims of Brackley purse thefts


Police issue a plea for people to remain vigilant

Over the last couple of weeks there have been two reported incidents of elderly shoppers having their purses stolen in Brackley town centre.   In both cases the purses were taken from the victim’s handbags.

Northamptonshire Police think it’s possible that the victims were followed from Lloyds Bank on Brackley High Street and then approached or distracted.   It would have been then the thefts took place.

The incidents occurred between February 28 and March 6 and an investigation is underway.

A spokesperson for Northamptonshire Police said: “This is a plea to remind any elderly relatives or friends to remain vigilant when out and about.

“Consider using purse bells which can be collected from the Police Station if needed and keep their belongings close to them at all times when out.

“If you see anyone acting suspiciously around elderly people, please report it to shop staff or approach the elderly person to check on their welfare.   Ring 999 if you see someone committing this type of theft.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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