Distraction Purse Theft – Kenilworth

Warwickshire Police are advising people to be extra vigilant when out shopping, particularly if unknown individuals distract or seem to be ‘in your space’. The advice comes after an Senior Citizen in Kenilworth was distracted and had her purse stolen. Please ensure that bags and purses are secured so that they cannot be seen or removed easily from you.

Please be aware that around 16.00hrs on Tuesday 28 May 2019 a senior citizen female whilst out shopping in Kenilworth Town Centre was distracted by a male in retail premises who asked her to try a jacket on so he could see if it would suit his mother. 

The senior citizen obliged and put her shopping bag down for a few moments. Shortly afterwards she noticed her purse containing a quantity of cash had been stolen. The male had left the premises and was described as white, tall and in his twenties.

This is incident 295 of 28 May 2019

If you think you have seen or heard anything suspicious or have any information about this incident then please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111


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