Investigators have issued a CCTV image after a pensioner’s bag was reported stolen in Harold Road, Sittingbourne at around 11.15am on Monday 29 January 2024.

A woman in her 80s, was approached by a man who is alleged to have grabbed the bag before running from the scene. The bag was recovered having been discarded nearby with the purse missing. It is reported bank cards from the purse were fraudulently used at local shops later the same day.

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Do you recognise this man?

Officers from the Swale Victim Based Crime Team are now able to issue an image of a person (shown above) who may be able to assist with their enquiries. Anybody who recognises him is urged to contact the appeal line.

Anyone with information should call 01795 419119, quoting reference 46/15756/24. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form on their website.

By Ed

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