Gainsborough

Handbag stolen from elderly woman

An elderly woman’s handbag was snatched while she was out shopping in Gainsborough.

The 80-year-old victim was shopping at the Tesco store on Beaumont Street, Gainsborough on September 15 when she was targeted.

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for information about the woman pictured above, who has been described as about 5 feet and 6 inches in her mid 30s.

At the time, she was wearing a white t-shirt and black jacket, with blue three quarter length denim jeans and black slip-on shoes.

While the victim was distracted, the female took her handbag from the back of her shopping trolley and left the store.

Anyone with information that could help the investigation is being urged to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 235 of September 15.