Elderly woman had handbag snatched in Cleethorpes
By elsawill | Friday, February 10, 2012, 13:21
Police appealing for witnesses to come forward, following a handbag theft at Tesco, Hewitts Circus, Cleethorpes on Thursday, February 9, 2012.
Humberside Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward, following a handbag theft at Tesco, Hewitts Circus, Cleethorpes on Thursday, February 9, 2012.
Two men on mountain bikes were seen to have been loitering outside the entrance to the store.
An elderly woman, exited the store and along with her small sized trolley she walked towards the pedestrian exit - heading onto Grimsby Road, Humberston.
The woman was then approached by the two men on mountain bikes, who are alleged to have stolen her red coloured leather handbag, which was placed inside her trolley, along with two bags of shopping.
The men then cycled off towards Belvoir Road, pursued by a member of the public, who lost sight of the men as they headed onto Tree Estate.
Following a number of enquiries police managed to locate one of the possible offenders, who was taken to Grimsby Police station for questioning.
The 31-year-old man was released on police bail, pending further enquiries.
Police would like to remind anyone who is in possession of valuables such as handbags, mobile phones and cash to make sure they are not easily accessible to opportunist thieves.