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Appeal for information after an elderly woman is the victim of a theft in Bath

a cross on a gold chain

We’re appealing for information following a theft in Bath City Centre at around 4.30pm on Thursday 30 July.

The victim, a 73-year-old woman from Midsomer Norton, was waiting for her husband outside Boots Westgate Street when she was approached by a woman who took an interest in her necklace, a gold crucifix with a white gold Jesus (pictured).

The woman walked around behind the victim where it is thought she removed the necklace without the victim’s knowledge. She then distracted the victim by offering to sell her a different necklace that she had in her hand.

The victim’s husband then appeared and the offender walked away towards Saw Close before turning left down an alleyway next to the Grapes pub.

Shortly afterwards the victim realised her necklace was missing and contacted police.

The victim described the offender as a tanned female, with brown eyes, aged in her early to mid-20s. She had shoulder length black hair partially tied back, and was wearing a white blouse and a black skirt. She spoke good English with a slight accent.

If you have any information that could help police with their investigation, get in touch with us by calling 101, quoting reference 5220170626.

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5220170626

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.