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Did you see man steal pensioner’s handbag in Wells?

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We’re appealing for witnesses and information after a 93-year-old woman had her handbag stolen in Wells on Wednesday 27 July.

The incident happened in the carpark of Morrisons on East Somerset Way at about 11am.

The victim had placed her bag in a shopping trolley next to her car when a man ran past and stole it.

He then ran towards the fuel station and got into a black Toyota Corolla before driving off at speed.

PC Tom Giles said: “It is awful to think someone can deliberately target a vulnerable elderly woman in this way.

“The victim has been left incredibly scared and shaken by this incident and officers have followed up with her at home to make sure she is ok and has all the support she needs.

“As part of our investigation we’re reviewing CCTV footage and making enquiries to identify the registered keeper of the Toyota seen driving away from the scene.

“We’re also keen to hear from anyone who was in the carpark at the time who can help us identify the offender as well as anyone who saw anything suspicious.”

If you can help, please call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5222179033.

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5222179033, or complete our online appeals form.

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.