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More purse thefts in Hambleton District

More purse thefts in Hambleton District

4:51pm 12th October 2009

More purse thefts in Hambleton.

Last month there were eighteen reported incidents in Thirsk and Northallerton.

In some cases thieves are using sophisticated distraction methods to take the items, often targeting older women shopping alone.

The latest purse theft occurred on Friday in the Tesco car park in Thirsk.

If anyone has any information relating to purse thefts in the area please contact PC Jon Grainge of Thirsk Safer Neighbourhood Team on 0845 60 60 24 7.

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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