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Issue:- 19 September 2014

Elderly woman's handbag is stolen in a Church car park

MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives in Crosby have launched an investigation into a report of a theft from a car at St Peter and Paul Church, in Crosby, on Saturday, 13 September 2014. "At approximately 5pm, an 84 year old woman was parking her car in the church car park, when a man, with a push bike, offered to help guide her into a parking space. He then opened the passenger door, took her handbag and made off on his bike." the Merseyside Police Press Office told us. Detective Constable Jay Boardman said:- "This is a shameful crime, where someone has preyed on an elderly person. The lady in this incident, who was attending a service for her dead brother, was left extremely upset and frightened by her ordeal and I would like to appeal to anyone who has any information that will help us identify this man to contact the Police." The Police have told us that the offender is described as:- white, approximately 40 years old, slim build, with a lean face and dark, medium length hair. At the time of the incident he was reported to have been wearing a brown coloured jacket, with the hood up, dark trousers and riding a dark coloured push bike. Enquiries into thefts are continuing and CCTV is being located and reviewed. Anyone with information is asked to call Sefton CID on:- 0151 777 3824, or the Police Non-Emergency Number on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on:- 0800 555 111.

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