Police have released CCTV images after an elderly woman’s purse containing her wedding ring was stolen while she was in a Trafford supermarket.
An 82-year-old woman was shopping in Aldi in Eden Square Shopping Complex, Urmston, on Tuesday, October 25 when her purse was stolen sometime between 3.40pm and 4.40pm.
It is believed the offender distracted the woman by pointing at items on the shelves, then unfastened her handbag and removed her purse, which contained a quantity of cash and her wedding ring.
The victim realised it was missing when she came to pay at the till.
Police Constable Luke Dearing, of GMP’s Trafford borough, said:
- Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 and quote the reference number 1578 of 25/10/16, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.