Police warning after spate of purse thefts

POLICE are urging elderly shoppers to keep their purses secure following a spate of thefts in a supermarket. All the incidents happened in the Sainsbury s in Biggleswade, close to the A1. All of the victims told police they had been approached by stranger

POLICE are urging elderly shoppers to keep their purses secure following a spate of thefts in a supermarket.

All the incidents happened in the Sainsbury's in Biggleswade, close to the A1.

All of the victims told police they had been approached by strangers to help them read labels on bottles.

Later, when the victims came to pay for their own groceries, they discovered their purses or wallets were missing.


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"No arrests have been made but we had had a number of purses stolen from elderly people at the Sainsbury's store," said Insp John Maries of Biggleswade police

"Elderly people are always vulnerable so we are warning them to be vigilant not just when they are in Sainsbury's but any store or out shopping.

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