Harrogate Police

Police appeal for information following purse theft in Harrogate shop

31 October 2016

Police are appealing for witnesses and information about a purse theft which occurred at Marks & Spencer, Harrogate.

Harrogate Police have issued an appeal for information after a woman had her purse taken from her bag while in the Marks & Spencer store on Cambrididge Street in Harrogate.

  • The incident occurred during the afternoon of Monday 26 September 2016
  • Marks & Spencer, Cambridge Street, Harrogate.

A woman reached into a shopper’s handbag and removed a purse.

They are described as:

  • white
  • around forty to fifty years old
  • wearing a distinctive black and grey coloured patterned three quarter length coat
  • a dark coloured floppy peaked hat
  • and a blue coloured scarf


MS Harrogate purse theft
CCTV image capture of woman that police are looking to identify

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact us on 101, select option 2, and ask for PC Janine Walker. You can also email janine.walker@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

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