Birmingham man charged after 88-year-old woman has purse stolen in Fareham Shopping Centre

AN ELDERLY woman had her purse stolen from her bag while in Fareham Shopping Centre.

Wednesday, 12th June 2019, 3:24 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th June 2019, 6:19 pm

The victim, who is 88-years-old, was in the shopping centre and at some point between midday and 12:35pm last Monday her purse was taken from her bag.

Her bank card was subsequently used to withdraw money.

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West Street in Fareham, Hampshire. Picture: Malcolm Wells (190508-8587)

Valeriv Christian Buse of Bolton Road in Birmingham has been charged with fraud by false representation.

He has been bailed to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates Court on June 27.

A 25 year-old man who was also arrested has been released without charge.

An RAF veteran was also targeted in a distraction theft in the Fareham Shopping Centre on June 3.