Published on Friday, February 19th, 2016 at 5:12 pm.

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Police have released CCTV pictures after purse stolen from woman in Aldershot

Officers would like to speak to these three men after a purse was stolen from an 88-year-old woman in Aldershot.

The theft took place between 12.14pm and 1.10pm on Tuesday, January 5 at WH Smith in the Wellington Centre.

It is thought the woman was observed as she withdrew pension funds at the Post Office. Her purse was then taken from her handbag and £250 was later withdrawn from her account.

Officers are now in a position to release CCTV stills of three men they would like to speak to in connection with this offence.
If you know who these men are or you witnessed the theft please contact the Police on 101 quoting ref:44160005898.

They have also issued the following crime prevention advice to shoppers:

• Keep handbags closed
• Keep cards separate to your purse
• Wear bags to the front while shopping
• Beware of ‘shoulder surfers’ when typing in your PIN code
• Don’t write down PIN numbers
• Report any lost cards to the bank immediately
• Beware of people trying to distract you
• Be aware of your surroundings
• Report any suspicious activity

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