CCTV appeal after purse theft

14 Mar 2016 14:22 PM

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Police are appealing for information after a purse theft in Newcastle.

Between 10:30pm and 11pm on Saturday, February 27, a woman's purse was stolen while she was in Newgate Street in the city centre.

The thief then used a bank card from the purse and stole a large amount of cash.

Enquiries are ongoing into the theft and officers are releasing CCTV images of a man they want to identify and speak to about the incident.

He was in the area at the time and may be able to help police with enquiries.

Anyone who recognises him is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 203 28/02/16.

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