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Police link three suspects in OAP theft and burglary

Do you know this woman? Credit: Hampshire Police

Police are appealing for information following a theft from a pensioner and a burglary in Winchester.

The theft took place just after 2pm on Wednesday, December 4th. The 78-year-old victim went into a shop where she used her debit card to make a purchase.

She was then followed by two men and a woman who stole the victim’s purse from her handbag. They then used her debit card to withdraw £150 from a cash machine.

The victim realised her purse was missing when she went to use her debit card a short time later.

Do you know this man? Credit: Hampshire Police

In a separate incident, a burglary took place at around 12.30pm on Thursday, November 8, when a woman entered the staff room of Regis hair salon, Colebrook Street.

Once inside she stole an Apple iPhone 4 worth £599 and three sets of GHD hair straightners with a combined value of £320. Officers believe these incidents are linked and the same people may be responsible for both.

Do you know these people? Credit: Hampshire Police

All three suspects are believed to be Eastern European.

PC Adam Quantrill said: "Winchester City Centre has an excellent CCTV system which has meant that we have been able to capture these clear images of the people we would like to speak to.

"We believe the same people are responsible for both incidents and are appealing for anyone who recognises the people in the CCTV to come forward and speak to us."

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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