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Handbag Theft In Scarborough

Handbag Theft In Scarborough

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 6:53am 11th November 2019.

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses and information about a handbag theft in Scarborough.

It happened on Eastborough at around 11.05pm on Friday 8th November 2019 and involved a female in her 50's and her husband who is in his 60's.

The couple were on holiday in Scarborough, and after leaving The Merchant Bar on Eastborough, they were making their way back towards town.

A male, who the pair did not know, approached the female, grabbed her handbag and then made off on foot onto Leading Post Street and then onto St Sepulchre Street. 

A male has been arrested in relation to this offence and has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Police are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

In particular, officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or anyone who may have CCTV or Dashcam footage on Eastborough, St Sepulchre Street or Springfield.

The suspect is described as a white male, around 6 foot tall, slim build and in his 20's.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Danielle Vidler. You can also email Danielle.vidler@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12190206528


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