Purse snatch in charity shop

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AN elderly shopper has had her purse stolen while browsing a Morpeth charity shop.

The 85-year-old was in the British Heart Foundation shop in Bridge Street at about 12.30pm on Wednesday, November 30 when her purse was stolen from her inside her bag.

Police are checking CCTV footage and speaking to witnesses as part of their investigations.

Officers are also eager to speak to a man in connection with the incident.

He is described as in his 40s and was wearing a woollen coat and thick glasses.

He was carrying a green canvas satchel style bag.

Anyone with information about the theft should contact police on 03456 043043, ext 69191.