Can you help police identify this man?
Police have released moving CCTV footage of a man they want
to speak to in connection with a handbag theft in Asda, Eastgate
At 11.50am on Friday, March 11, 2011 a suspect followed an
81-year-old woman around the store before stealing her handbag from
the back of the trolley. It contained a purse, gift vouchers and
Investigating officer, Pc Kristy Palombella, said: "This must
have been a very traumatic for this woman to go through, who was
just doing her shopping when she was preyed upon by a thief.
"If you recognise the man in the CCTV, your help could be vital to
our investigation, so I urge you to contact us.”
The suspect is described as a white man, aged 41-60, wearing a
green ¾ length jacket, black trousers and carrying a Tesco’s canvas
bag for life.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Pc Palombella
Basildon police station on 0300 333 4444 or call Crimestoppers
anonymously on 0800 555 111.