CCTV images issued in Northallerton purse theft investigation

19 April 2016

Police in Northallerton have issued CCTV images of two people they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of a woman’s purse.

On the morning of 13 April 2016, the victim, who is aged in her 80s, was shopping in Wilkinson’s store on the High Street when she was approached by a group of three men and one woman.

One of the men began talking to her and while she was distracted, her purse was stolen from her supermarket basket.

Police want to speak to the man and woman shown in the images and are appealing to members of the public to contact them if they can help identify them. They also want to speak to anyone who may have found a discarded mustard yellow purse.



The man who spoke to the woman is described as having olive skin and spoke with an Eastern European accent.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC Paul Fricker or email

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference 12160063987.

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