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Pensioner's purse snatched in Sainsbury's and shoplifters strike at Fat Face, ProCook, Holland & Barrett and Boots




Police are investigating four shoplifting incidents in Bishop’s Stortford town centre and the theft of a purse from an 80-year-old woman.

The elderly victim was shopping in Sainsbury’s, Jackson Square, on Friday (June 4) when her red purse, containing £100 in notes, two bank cards and her driving licence, was taken from her handbag.

The cards were used shortly after the theft at a Shell fuel station in the town and one other store.

Clothing worth £468 was taken from Fat Face in Potter Street on Saturday (June 5) between 12.50pm and 2.30pm. The suspect entered the store and de-tagged the items before leaving without paying.

Two pans, worth £68 in total, were stolen from ProCook in South Street at around 3.15pm the same day by a group of five females aged 18-22.

A man smuggled out four bottles of tablets from Holland & Barrett in Jackson Square at around 2pm on Monday (June 7), putting the items in his jacket pocket. He is described as tall with dark eyes and was wearing denim jeans and white trainers.

And in Boots the Chemist in Potter Street, a male stole a £70 digital camera after removing the security tag on Monday (June 7) between 10am and 10.25am.



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