Officers in Poole are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following a theft from a handbag in the town centre – with two pictures of women they would like to speak with being released.

The incident, in which a 25-year-old local woman had cash stolen from her handbag, happened at 11.25am on Tuesday 25 March 2014 in Primark. Prior to this the victim had withdrawn money from a nearby cash point.

Police Constable Luke Davis, of Poole police, said: “Following further enquiries, I am now able to release two images of two women who may be able to assist with my investigation.

“I urge anyone who recognises the women pictured to contact me, in confidence.

 “I also would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the theft in the store at the time.”

The older of the two offenders is described as having a mole on her right cheek and being around 40 years old.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 25:149. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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