Two women, one aged 91 and the other 82, robbed as they shopped in Whittlesey today

PUBLISHED: 16:26 23 April 2010 | UPDATED: 09:37 02 June 2010

TWO women, one in her 90s and the other in her 80s, were robbed as they did their weekly shopping in Whittlesey today. Police are this afternoon going through CCTV footage to try and find out how purses came to be taken from the 91 year and 82 year old w

TWO women, one in her 90s and the other in her 80s, were robbed as they did their weekly shopping in Whittlesey today.

Police are this afternoon going through CCTV footage to try and find out how purses came to be taken from the 91 year and 82 year old women.

Both crimes happened sometime between 9.30am and 10.25am at Somerfields in Blunts Lane.

Police say the women had placed their purses on shopping trolleys and when they went to pay the check out discovered someone had stolen them.

"The purses were inside handbags which were in turn in the store trolleys," said a police spokesman. "Someone has unzipped the handbags and removed the purses while the ladies were shopping."

Anyone with information call 0345 456 456 4.

Both women are thought to have each had nearly £100 in cash stolen.

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