POLICE have released CCTV pictures of two people suspected of snatching an elderly woman’s purse in Mexborough.
The woman was robbed as she left a shop on High Street at around 12.30pm on Tuesday September 13.
She paid for some items in the shop and put her purse back into her bag. As she was leaving the shop, she felt someone push up against her.
She turned round to see a woman quickly walk past without entering the shop.
When she checked her bag a short time later she realised her purse containing her bankcard had been stolen.
The woman reported the theft to her bank and was informed that £350 had already been withdrawn from a cash machine in Swinton.
Police are now hunting for a man and a woman who were captured on CCTV in a near-by store later.
Anybody who may be able to identify the people from the images, should contact the police on 01142 202020 quoting incident number 638 of the 13 September or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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