Appeal after theft in Whitley Bay

23 Feb 2018 16:20 PM

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Police investigating a purse theft in Whitley Bay are appealing for information.

The incident happened on Thursday, February 22, at about 1.20pm in the doorway of the Newsforce shop on Whitley Road. An 80-year-old woman was entering the store when two men approached her, stole her purse and fled the scene.

Officers were deployed and enquiries have led to two men, both aged 47, being arrested in connection with the incident.

Enquiries are on-going and officers are now urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or has information, to come forward.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting log number 510 22/02/18 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.