Posted: Wed 22nd Jun 2016

Elderley shoppers in Mold targeted as purses stolen in two hour spate

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016

Police in Mold are reminding shoppers to secure their purses after three elderly women had theirs stolen within the space of two hours. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

All the incidents happened in Mold High Street on Saturday June 18 between 10am and 12noon. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

One victim had her purse taken from a handbag attached to a Zimmer frame. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Sgt Sue Richards said; ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Although this is not a common crime in Mold, I would urge shoppers, especially women with purses, to make sure that they are put safely in their handbags. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“This should be done as a matter of routine, but particularly this Saturday. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We have some purse bells and cables at Mold police station front desk, if shoppers would like to collect them.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Anyone with information about these thefts can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. The crime reference numbers are RC16089417, RC16089471 and RC16090430 ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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