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Two women, one 'in her 80s' sought in connection with Hampshire theft

Police want to speak to these women Credit: Hampshire Police

Police want to speak to two women, one of whom is believed to be in her 80s, following a distraction theft at a Tesco store in Petersfield.

A 72 year old woman was shopping in The Causeway yesterday afternoon when she noticed a woman brushing up against her.

A few minutes later she noticed her purse, which she had placed in her handbag in her trolley, was missing.

The purse contained £60 in cash and bank cards.

Hampshire Police have released a CCTV image of two suspects.

Credit: Hampshire Police

The first woman is described as:

  • -White
  • -Aged in her 80s
  • -Around 5ft 6ins tall
  • -Wearing a dark coat, leopard print scarf, brown beanie hat and glasses

The second woman is described as:

  • -White
  • -Aged in her late teens/early 20s
  • -Around 5ft 8ins tall
  • -Dark hair with two pony tails
  • -Wearing a black baseball cap, a long, grey jacket with a daffodil pin, blue jeans and white trainers
  • -Carrying a basket of goods