Investigation after theft at Waitrose shop in Petersfield

CCTV An image of the man police want to speak to
CCTV An image of the man police want to speak to
A screen shot from the CCTV footage

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POLICE have issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to after the theft of a 98-year-old woman’s handbag in Petersfield.

The incident happened at about 10am on Thursday at Waitrose in Rams Walk.

The handbag was stolen from the handle of the victim’s walking frame as she was doing her shopping.

PC Darren Dixon, from the Petersfield Safer Neighbourhoods team, said: ‘Do you recognise the man from the CCTV image?

‘We believe he may be able to assist with our investigation.

‘The victim has been left extremely shaken by this incident and is now scared to go out shopping alone.’

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact PC Dixon at Petersfield police station by phoning 101.

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Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555111.