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Theft of Purse and Bank Card in Sherborne

Alert message sent 15/11/2019 14:23:00

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Earlier today a purse was stolen from a lady’s handbag in Waitrose car park Sherborne. While the victim was loading shopping in to her car, she was approached by a male who asked for directions. While she was speaking with the male, she noticed a second male walking away from her vehicle. When she checked her handbag, her purse which had been in her bag had been stolen.

The victim called her bank who informed her that two separate transactions totalling £1000 had been made on her account. While the victim was speaking to her bank on the telephone they confirmed that a further transaction of £629 had been made, totalling £1,629 in all.

The male asking for directions is described as approximately 40 years of age, 5ft 11” tall with short dark hair with an eastern European accent and wearing a DK jacket. The male observed walking away from the vehicle is described as approximately 5ft 10” with a shaven head and wearing a DK jacket.

Please be vigilant and recheck your security arrangements. Also, please report any suspicious activity to Dorset Police via our ‘Do It Online’ portal here: or by telephoning the Dorset Police non-emergency number 101 and quoting Dorset police Incident number 15:0156

PCSO 6269 Jones
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Mark Jones (Dorset Police, PCSO 6269, Sherborne Rural)

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