Police hunt for two women after pensioners bag stolen in Bury St Edmunds

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following an incident of theft in Bury St Edmunds.

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It happened at approximately 12:15 on Friday 27 August in the Marks & Spencer store in the Buttermarket.

The victim, a woman in her 80s, was shopping with her husband in the clothes section when she discovered her bag, containing cash, bank cards and keys, missing from a compartment in her walker.

Police would like to trace two women who were seen near the couple around the time of the theft.

The first suspect is described as white, approximately 5ft 9ins in height, aged in her late 20s to early 30s, with dark hair and wearing a long, gold, sleeveless puffer jacket with jeans and black shoes.

The second is described as white, of similar age and height, with dark hair and wearing a black gilet with a white, long-sleeved top underneath, blue jeans and black trainers.

A short time later, at approximately 12:25pm, a female matching the description of the second suspect, and wearing a pink scarf over her head, attempted to withdraw cash from the victim’s accounts at the Shell Garage ATM in Newmarket Road. No cash was withdrawn. The suspect left the scene in a red Mercedes.

Witnesses or anyone with information should contact Suffolk Police, quoting 37/47401/21