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NYP: Bag Thief on CCTV

May 2, 2017 Appeals

NYP: Bag Thief on CCTV

Police want to speak to a man pictured by CCTV after a handbag was taken from a shop in Scarborough. A man waited outside Rock ‘n’ Novelties shop on Foreshore Road until the shop assistant’s back was turned.

He then entered the shop, approached the counter and picked up a handbag from behind the counter.

He left the building, walked around the corner and ran up Eastborough.

A shop assistant followed the man, who discarded the bag as he made off.

The incident happened on Saturday, March 25 2017.

Extensive enquiries have been carried out since the offence but police need the public’s help to identify the man pictured above.

He is described as in his mid 60s with shoulder-length hair and a stocky build.

If you recognise the man pictured by CCTV or have any other information about the incident, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Adam Varney. You can also email PC Varney on Adam.Varney@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Please quote reference number 12170050618 when passing on information.

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