Police investigating woman who stole shopper's purse whilst in Harrogate Marks & Spencer

Image issued by North Yorkshire Police (s)
Image issued by North Yorkshire Police (s)

A woman is being sought by police after reaching into a shopper's handbag and snatching her purse whilst shopping at Marks & Spencer.

Police have released CCTV images of the suspect, describing her as white and around forty to fifty years.

The suspect was also seen wearing a distinctive black and grey coloured patterned three quarter length coat, a dark coloured floppy peaked hat and a blue coloured scarf.

The theft occurred during the afternoon of Monday, September 26 on Cambridge Street.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact police on 101, select option 2, and ask for PC Janine Walker or email janine.walker@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.