WISBECH: Police hunt thieves who snatched handbag containing pension money

PUBLISHED: 17:02 25 June 2008 | UPDATED: 08:30 02 June 2010

A THIEF snatched a handbag containing pension money the victim had just withdrawn from a bank.

The incident took place at about 7am yesterday (June 24) in Milner Road, Wisbech.

The victim, a 61-year-old woman, was taken by surprise by two youths who grabb

A THIEF snatched a handbag containing pension money the victim had just withdrawn from a bank.

The incident took place at about 7am yesterday (June 24) in Milner Road, Wisbech.

The victim, a 61-year-old woman, was taken by surprise by two youths who grabbed the bag and ran off toward Albert Court.

She had just withdrawn the cash from a bank in the town centre.

The thieves are described as about 16 years old, 5'3" and both were wearing black or navy hooded tops.

Trevor Bracken, crime reduction manager for Fenland, said: "These youths have taken the opportunity to target a lone woman.

"Handbag and purse thefts have increased and in a bid to combat this small alarms are now available for a small fee at police stations in the constabulary's central division. The alarms have been specially adapted to clip on to handbags."

Anyone with information should contact police on 0845 456 456 4, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.


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