CCTV released after ‘sneak thief’ steals purses and bank cards in Chichester before fleeing to Havant on the train

POLICE are on the hunt for a man who was captured on CCTV as they investigate a duo ‘sneak thefts’.

By ron Melton
Friday, 26th April 2019, 8:00 pm
Updated Friday, 26th April 2019, 8:43 pm
Police want to talk to this man in relation to two sneak thefts in Chichester. Picture: Sussex Police
Police want to talk to this man in relation to two sneak thefts in Chichester. Picture: Sussex Police

Officers want to speak to the man, pictured, after purses and bank cards were stolen from unattended bags in Chichester city centre around lunchtime on Saturday, March 2 and Saturday, April 13. 

Sussex Police said the items were used in nearby shops and pubs, before being used to buy a single rail ticket to Havant on both occasions. 

It is believed the man could live in the Havant area. 

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Police want to talk to this man in relation to two sneak thefts in Chichester. Picture: Sussex Police

PC Darren Hughes said: ‘If you think you known this man, please get in touch with us, either online or by calling 101, quoting Sussex serial 0297 of 03/03.

‘You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.’