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

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

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. 

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

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

Her bank card was subsequently used to withdraw money.

READ MORE: Two men arrested after pensioners are targeted by thieves in Fareham

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.