Two women sought after theft in Primark, Poole

Bournemouth Echo: Appeal after handbag theft Appeal after handbag theft

POLICE want to speak to these women after the theft of a handbag in Poole town centre.

The force this morning revealed details of the incident, in which a 25-year-old local woman had cash stolen from her handbag on March 25.

A spokesman said that it happened at 11.25am that day in Primark at The Dolphin Centre. Prior to this the victim had withdrawn money from a nearby cash point.

PC Luke Davis, of Poole police, said: “Following further enquiries, I am now able to release two images of two women who may be able to assist with my investigation.

“I urge anyone who recognises the women pictured to contact me, in confidence.

“I also would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the theft in the store at the time.”

The older of the two offenders is described as having a mole on her right cheek and being around 40 years old.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 25:149. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111, where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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12:58pm Fri 25 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

Are we allowed to guess where they are from.
Are we allowed to guess where they are from. pete woodley
  • Score: 12

1:04pm Fri 25 Apr 14

scrumpyjack says...

There won't be many handbags Romaining with these around......
There won't be many handbags Romaining with these around...... scrumpyjack
  • Score: 13

2:13pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

It's distraction bag and purse thefts for the women and fake cashpoint fronts and pickpocking for the men

Yep, thems Romanians
It's distraction bag and purse thefts for the women and fake cashpoint fronts and pickpocking for the men Yep, thems Romanians Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 9

4:52pm Fri 25 Apr 14

John T says...

'The older of the offenders is described as having a mole on her right cheek'

Could that mole have the cheek to be a Romanian spy?!

Oh, and if the Echo are going to insist on political correctness, should that not be the 'alleged' offenders?!?
'The older of the offenders is described as having a mole on her right cheek' Could that mole have the cheek to be a Romanian spy?! Oh, and if the Echo are going to insist on political correctness, should that not be the 'alleged' offenders?!? John T
  • Score: 17

10:29pm Fri 25 Apr 14

eaststandman says...

Another echo tragic story involving foreigners !!
Another echo tragic story involving foreigners !! eaststandman
  • Score: -6

12:14am Sat 26 Apr 14

BIGTONE says...

PC Luke Davis, of Poole police, said: “Following further enquiries, I am now able to release two images of two women who may be able to assist with my investigation.


Which means......we've drawn a blank after a month so we shall toss it to Joe Public.
PC Luke Davis, of Poole police, said: “Following further enquiries, I am now able to release two images of two women who may be able to assist with my investigation. Which means......we've drawn a blank after a month so we shall toss it to Joe Public. BIGTONE
  • Score: 5

12:52am Sat 26 Apr 14

scrumpyjack says...

BIGTONE wrote:
PC Luke Davis, of Poole police, said: “Following further enquiries, I am now able to release two images of two women who may be able to assist with my investigation.


Which means......we've drawn a blank after a month so we shall toss it to Joe Public.
Do you not think that releasing the pictures immediately might have provoked these people to travel? Move to another town and repeat?
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: PC Luke Davis, of Poole police, said: “Following further enquiries, I am now able to release two images of two women who may be able to assist with my investigation. Which means......we've drawn a blank after a month so we shall toss it to Joe Public.[/p][/quote]Do you not think that releasing the pictures immediately might have provoked these people to travel? Move to another town and repeat? scrumpyjack
  • Score: 7

5:13am Sat 26 Apr 14

BIGTONE says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
BIGTONE wrote:
PC Luke Davis, of Poole police, said: “Following further enquiries, I am now able to release two images of two women who may be able to assist with my investigation.


Which means......we've drawn a blank after a month so we shall toss it to Joe Public.
Do you not think that releasing the pictures immediately might have provoked these people to travel? Move to another town and repeat?
That's what they will have done anyway, if they were local the local coppers would have more than likely nicked at least one of them within 24 hours as they would have been known.

They make a huge mistake every time leaving it so long for the publics help.
It's been proven time and time again in the States that if you get the info out to the public within 24 hours of a crime someone somewhere sees one of them and reports it.
Still,us Brits eventually follow the States when we realise we've been doing it wrong.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: PC Luke Davis, of Poole police, said: “Following further enquiries, I am now able to release two images of two women who may be able to assist with my investigation. Which means......we've drawn a blank after a month so we shall toss it to Joe Public.[/p][/quote]Do you not think that releasing the pictures immediately might have provoked these people to travel? Move to another town and repeat?[/p][/quote]That's what they will have done anyway, if they were local the local coppers would have more than likely nicked at least one of them within 24 hours as they would have been known. They make a huge mistake every time leaving it so long for the publics help. It's been proven time and time again in the States that if you get the info out to the public within 24 hours of a crime someone somewhere sees one of them and reports it. Still,us Brits eventually follow the States when we realise we've been doing it wrong. BIGTONE
  • Score: 5

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