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Purses stolen in Lowestoft theft

PUBLISHED: 11:42 07 September 2009 | UPDATED: 11:57 06 July 2010

QUICK-witted thieves stole two purses from a pensioner as she shopped in Lowestoft.

Police have issued a warning to shoppers urging them to keep a close eye on their valuables and to report any suspicious behaviour to officers immediately using 999 following the latest theft.

QUICK-witted thieves stole two purses from a pensioner as she shopped in Lowestoft.

Police have issued a warning to shoppers urging them to keep a close eye on their valuables and to report any suspicious behaviour to officers immediately using 999 following the latest theft.

The purses, containing cash, were stolen from the handbag of a 79-year-old woman as she shopped in London Road North last Friday .

The 79-year-old last had her purse about 12.05pm but was in another shop in the town centre around 12.20pm when she realised both purses - a brown leather one and a long, flat maroon coloured one - were missing.

Information about the theft should be directed to Lowestoft police on 01986 835300.

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