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HELP OUT: CCTV appeal following theft of purse in Hemel Hempstead 

 Published on: 28th June 2021   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Officers investigating the theft of a purse in Hemel Hempstead have released a CCTV image of a woman they would like to speak to as part of their enquiries. 

It happened in Marks and Spencer in The Marlowes Shopping Centre between 2.10pm and 2.40pm on Wednesday June 2. 

The victim, a woman aged in her eighties, was shopping when she realised her purse had been taken from her handbag. 

One of the victim’s bank cards was used to make a contactless purchase in The Perfume Shop in The Marlowes Shopping Centre later the same day. 

PCSO Simon Jackman, from the Hemel Hempstead town centre team, said: “We would like to identify and speak to the person pictured as they were in the area at the time of the theft and we believe they may have information that could assist our investigation. 

“If you recognise them, please get in touch with police as soon as possible.” 

You can email PCSO Jackman at, report information online at, talk to one of the Force Communication Room operators via web chat at, or call the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 41/41143/21. 

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit their website

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