Warning issued to shoppers following Market Harborough purse thefts
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Officers from Market Harborough are warning shoppers – particularly those of an older age – to remain vigilant following two separate reports of purse thefts in the town.
Both happened between 10.30am and 11.30am yesterday (Wednesday 11 August) in the St Mary’s Place/The Square area. The victims were two women in their 70s and 80s. Both had kept their purse in their bag but later noticed they had been taken.
Sergeant Pete Jelbert, who is based at Market Harborough Police station, said: “I am urging people in our community to remain vigilant and, in particular, speak to and remind elderly relatives, friends and neighbours to keep items such as purses in a safe place.
“I would also ask shoppers to keep an eye out for one another and if you see anyone acting in a manner that seems unusual or suspicious, to report matters to us.
“If you have information about either incident yesterday, then please get in touch.”
You can pass on information by visiting https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/ and quoting reference 21*450810 (St Mary’s Place) or 21*451165 (The Square).
Alternatively call 101.