Police hunt for witnesses after handbag thefts

Published: 19 Apr 2012 17:10

POLICE have launched a fresh appeal for witnesses after two women had their handbags snatched by robbers in separate incidents that were just two days apart.

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Officers are keen to speak to this woman who was shopping at the Co-op, in The Square in Pangbourne, at around 5pm on January 14, when a 47-year-old woman had her handbag snatched as she pushed her trolley through the car park of the store.

Just two days later, on January 16, a 78-year-old woman was walking through the same car park at about 3pm when a man grabbed the strap of her bag and yanked it so hard that she fell over.

He fled with the bag and the victim sustained a bruised shoulder.

Police are keeping an "open mind" about whether the two incidents are linked, but people with information should call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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