CCTV image released as part of New Milton theft investigation
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Do you recognise this woman?
We would like to speak to her in connection with the theft of a handbag in Marks & Spencer, Station Road, New Milton.
The incident occurred at approximately 3pm on Monday (22 January).
The victim, aged in her 80s, had placed her handbag in her trolley upon entering the store, but noticed it was missing when she came to pay for her items at the checkout.
Inside the handbag were a mobile phone, £20 in cash, bank cards, a driving licence, glasses and identity and memberships cards.
The bag is described as navy in colour, made from grain-effect leather, with a navy interior lining and three zips – one on the top and two on either side.
We believe the woman in this image can help us with our investigation and would urge her, or anyone who knows her identity, to get in touch with us.
Please also contact us if you have located a discarded bag, similar to the one described above, or any of its contents.
Also, if you have information about this incident, saw anything suspicious in the area at the time, or have any CCTV, mobile phone, dash cam or doorbell camera footage which could aid our investigation, please contact us.
You can do this by calling 101, or by reporting online via the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary website, quoting incident number 44240031719.