20th Sep, 2017

Police hunting man and child who worked together to carry out Droitwich distraction theft on elderly shopper

DROITWICH shoppers are being warned to be on their guard after a distraction theft in St Andrews Square which involved an adult and a child taking an elderly woman’s purse.

The incident happened between 12.35pm and 12.45pm on August 7 when a man who was unknown to the victim bumped into her trolley.

It is believed a girl, aged between eight and nine, then took the woman’s purse.

The man was with another man who was 6ft tall, of large build and was wearing a grey suit, a white shirt and maroon tie.

The child, who was slim with short dark hair and wearing a blue and white skirt, then approached another lady who was wearing a headscarf.

All three suspects were then seen together outside in the precinct.

Witnesses or anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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