Police hunt bag thieves

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POLICE are appealing for information after a bag was stolen in a Morpeth shop.

At around 4pm on Wednesday, May 11, an 85-year-old woman was in the Lemon Accessories store in Sanderson Arcade when she was approached and distracted by a woman while another woman stole her handbag from inside her trolley.

The first female is described as in her 30s, of large build and with shoulder length blonde hair.

She was wearing a light blue jacket and a long skirt.

The second female was in her early 20s, of slim build and with long, brown hair.

She was wearing a cream jacket with black trousers and shoes and she also had a black strap over her shoulder and a blue handbag.

Police are carrying out inquiries in the area and are urging shoppers to be on their guard for sneak and distraction thieves.

Anyone with any information about the theft is asked to contact Morpeth police on 03456 043043 – extension 69191.