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Appeal after attempted handbag theft in Shaftesbury
A WOMAN was spotted leaning into a car in Shaftesbury and attempting to steal a handbag on Saturday afternoon.
A 28-year-old Hampshire woman returned to her car in the Bell Street car park at around 12.30pm to find the unknown woman, described as white, in her mid-twenties, leaning into the front passenger side of her car, a black Audi A3.
Fortunately nothing was stolen during the incident.
Police Constable Alistair James said: “I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or may have information about the woman involved to get in contact.
“I am also keen to hear from anyone who may have seen a woman acting suspiciously around vehicles in the Bell Street car park around the time of this incident.
“Also I would like to take this opportunity to remind people to empty your vehicle whenever you leave it unattended, and to make sure that you leave your vehicle locked and secure, by checking the doors and windows before you walk away.”
The offender is described as around five feet four inches tall, of slim build, with long brown hair scraped back, wearing a black cardigan with a white top underneath and blue denim jeans with the legs rolled up. She was carrying a black and brown handbag over her shoulder.
No arrests have been made in relation to this incident.
Contact Dorset Police with information on 101 quoting incident number 31:292. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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