IMAGES: Police release CCTV footage after M&S purse theft

A WOMAN who had her purse stolen while shopping at Marks and Spencer later found that over £ 130 had been used on her bank cards.

Officers investigating the theft and subsequent fraudulent use of the card have now released two CCTV images of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

The handbag was stolen from the store on Seamoor Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth between 3.15 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday 25 June.

Police said a stolen bank card was then used to make a number of transactions at various shops in the area, totaling more than £ 130.

Police Community Support Investigator Steph Garner of Bournemouth Police said: ‘We are investigating this matter and have obtained CCTV footage of a woman we would like to speak to as part of our investigation.

“I urge members of the public to contact us if they have any information relating to his identity.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, e-mail [email protected] or calling 101, quoting the number d ‘event 55210101907.

Alternatively, to remain anonymous, contact the independent Crimestoppers charity online at or call the free number 0800 555 111.

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