Police hunt suspect after woman (80) has purse snatched at launderette

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CCTV image of suspect at Highcliffe Launderette 

CCTV images of a man suspected of stealing an elderly woman’s purse from a laundrette in Highcliffe have been released by police.

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The man entered the premises on the corner of Lymington Road and Waterford Road at 9am on Sunday March 24th where he took the purse belonging to a woman in her eighties.

Laundrette where thief struck

The man is described as middle aged, with dark receding hair and was unshaven. He was wearing a dark coloured jacket, dark trousers and black and white trainers.

He was carrying a black and grey backpack and a large bottle of Coca Cola. His victim is said to live locally.

The face of the suspected purse thief

PC Jan Steele of Dorset Police said: “Following enquiries I am now in a position to issue CCTV images of the suspect and I would ask anyone who recognises this man to please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting number 55190044384.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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