Appeal for information after woman targeted by pickpocket in Corby

Officers investigating a purse theft in Corby have released CCTV of the offence in order to identify two men they would like to speak to.

At 11.50am on Saturday, January 5, a woman entering a shop in Corporation Street was closely followed by an unknown man.

CCTV from the store shows the man reach around the woman and remove her purse from her coat pocket, while another appears to hide his actions from passersby. 

The victim realised her purse was missing when she reached the store’s tills. It is thought she was followed to the store after making a withdrawal from a nearby bank’s cash machine.

Anyone with information about the identity of either of the men pictured is asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Information can also be shared anonymously via Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111.

Incident: 19000006016

Advice for keeping your possessions safe when out and about

  • Attach a bell to your handbag or purse so you can hear if it is moved
  • Consider using a cord to attach your purse to your bag
  • Never hang your handbag on pushchairs or shopping trolleys
  • Keep your bag firmly closed and on your person at all times
  • Wear shoulder bags with the flap against your body
  • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash
  • Only keep items in your bag that you need for that occasion
  • Protect your pin when withdrawing cash from an ATM
  • Be aware of who is around you when you make a withdrawal
  • Do not store your pin number in your handbag or purse
  • If your purse is stolen, report the loss of your cards immediately to the card issuers. Remember thieves can use cards to make contactless purchases

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