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Appeal after 90-year-old woman's handbag stolen


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25-Feb-2015 15:45

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Police are appealing for the public’s help in identifying a man who stole a 90-year old woman's handbag.

On Wednesday, 18 February, at about 20:00hrs, the woman was attending an Ash Wednesday Service at St Nicholas' Church, Church Street, Hounslow.

The woman placed her handbag at her feet and left it there whilst she went up to the altar.

When she returned she found her handbag had been stolen.

The victim and others from the church searched the local area and found the bag and the woman's personal belongings on the street.

A quantity of cash had been taken from her purse.

The suspect was caught on CCTV entering the church and sitting at the back, before taking the victim’s bag and leaving.

The suspect is described as a black man, approximately 30-years of age and 6ft tall. He was wearing blue jeans, white trainers and was carrying a bag.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to call the police on 101, or to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.