CCTV Image Released after a Woman’s Handbag was Stolen

Police are releasing a CCTV image of a woman that they would like to speak to in connection with a theft in Morrison’s in Berwick Hills in Middlesbrough.

CCTV Morrisons

The incident occurred on Wednesday 5th July at around 5:25pm when the 83-year-old female victim was approached by a woman who offered to help her reach something from a higher shelf. The woman then managed to steal the victim’s handbag and left the shop.

The woman shown in the image is described as being in her mid-50s, around 5 ft 6” tall and was wearing a beige cardigan. She also walks with a distinctive limp.

Following the theft, the handbag and purse were located but £400 had been taken from the purse.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone with information regarding the woman shown in the CCTV image is asked to contact Sergeant Nicholas See on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.