Woman, 72, has handbag stolen in York M&S – CCTV issued

Thieves stole a 72-year-old woman’s handbag as she shopped in Marks and Spencer.

Now police have released images of two people they want to speak to following the theft from her trolley in the store on Pavement, York.

At 2pm on Saturday June 30, the man and woman pictured were captured by CCTV cameras entering the store and walking around the aisles.

At 2.45pm the victim was seen at the meat and fish counter, when it is believed she was approached and her handbag taken from her trolley.

The man and woman were then seen to leave the store at 2.50pm.

Police would like to identify and speak to the two people pictured, as they may hold information which could assist the investigation.

Have you seen them?

The man is…

around 5ft 8ins tall
of medium build
aged between 30 and 35
and with with black medium length hair.

He was wearing

a blue and white striped shirt
and light coloured shorts.

She is…

around 5ft 5ins tall
of medium build
aged between 30 and 35
and with long black hair.

She was wearing

a white, fitted T-shirt
and black leggings
and carrying a white bag.

Anyone who recognises the people pictured is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police – details below.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC 592 Oliver Lewis
Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email PC Lewis here
Quote reference number 12180117335