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CCTV Released In Hunt For Verwood Purse Thief
Police in Verwood investigating a theft in the town have released a picture of three people they would like to speak with.
It happened some time between 2.10pm and 2.40pm on Thursday 31 October 2013 in Morrisons supermarket, in the town.
A purse was stolen from a handbag belonging to a 69-year-old woman from Ringwood, while she was shopping in the store.
Police Constable Andrew Robertson, of Verwood police, said:
"Enquiries have revealed that the victim's bank card was used to buy goods at Tesco Express in Verwood and also to withdraw a large amount of cash from the cash machine there.
"I am now able to release CCTV images of three people I wish to speak with as I believe they can help me with my investigation.
"I would urge the people pictured - and anyone who recognises them - to contact me, in confidence, as soon as possible."
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting crime number 31:332. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.
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