Welwyn Garden City shopper, 87, targeted by purse thieves
PUBLISHED: 17:06 20 November 2015 | UPDATED: 17:06 20 November 2015
Police are investigating after an 87-year-old woman became the latest victim of purse thieves in Welwyn Garden City.
The elderly shopper was targeted during yesterday’s Christmas events in the town centre.
A police spokesman said: “We are investigating a theft that occurred in Wigmores South between 2.30pm and 3.35pm on Thursday, November 19.
“An 87-year-old woman had her purse stolen from her, which contained a substantial amount of money and bank cards. The offender(s) attempted to withdraw funds from the victim’s account but were unsuccessful.
“Enquiries are on-going, including examining CCTV, and anyone who has any information about the incident is asked to contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via 101, quoting crime reference B1/15/3679.”
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