Officers who are investigating the theft of a handbag in Watford have released images of two people they would like to speak to as part of their enquiries.
Thieves in Watford have arguably sunken to a whole new low recently as an elderly woman’s handbag was stolen off her walking aid while she browsed a charity shop.
The victim, a woman in her 80s, was browsing the RSPCA charity shop on The Parade just before 1.45pm on Wednesday, July 24, when the handbag she stored in her walking aid was nicked.
The victim was distracted while her handbag was stolen and wasn’t aware it was gone until afterwards.
PC Mark Emerson, from the Watford Central Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “The victim has been left understandably distressed by what happened to her and she is now being supported by close family and our officers.
“As part of our enquiries we are very keen to identify the two people pictured, a man and a woman. The woman appears to be heavily pregnant, which may jog someone’s memory.
“We appreciate the footage is not of the highest quality, however to ensure we are giving the victim the best possible service, we have a duty to follow every line of enquiry.
“If you know who the people pictured are, then please make contact with us as soon as possible.”
You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report speak to an operator in their Force Communications Room via online web chat or call non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 41/67117/19.
Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report information online at crimestoppers-uk.org