CCTV images released after elderly woman’s purse is stolen

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Officers investigating the theft of a purse from a woman in Ripley have released these CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to.

An 83-year-old woman was shopping in Boyes in Nottingham Road at about 1pm on Wednesday 12 May. We believe her purse was taken from her bag while she was in this shop.

Once the purse had been stolen, cards were used to withdraw a large amount of cash.

Witnesses or anyone with information should contact us via the following methods, quoting reference

Facebook– send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
Twitter– direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
Website– complete the online contact form
Phone – call us on 101.
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting