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Bury St Edmunds mother offers cash reward for return of stolen purse

PCSO Nicola Amey with SGT Davey Hill warning of pickpockets in Bury St Edmunds. Julie Burman with Doris Adkin from Bury getting a purse chain fitted

PCSO Nicola Amey with SGT Davey Hill warning of pickpockets in Bury St Edmunds. Julie Burman with Doris Adkin from Bury getting a purse chain fitted

A mother-of-four who had her purse stolen last week is offering a ‘cash reward’ for its safe return.

Louise Healy popped into town last Thursday to shop for her disabled son, who she cares for full-time.

The 56-year-old, from Bury, had been ‘really ill’ and it was the first time in a week that she had felt up to leaving the house.

But her shopping trip was cut short when she realised her purse had been taken, which she thinks happened in Abbeygate Street or the Buttermarket.

“It’s incredibly annoying that somebody has got the audacity to go into your bag and help themselves to your wallet,” she said.

Her purse, bought from White Stuff, was brown with a butterfly on the front and contained a number of cards, including those belonging to her son.

There were four more purse thefts in Bury in the last week.

A 73-year-old man and a 67-year-old women had theirs taken last Wednesday from shops in Cornhill and Charter Square, while a 91-year-old woman had hers stolen in the arc shopping centre last Thursday and a 64-year-old woman reported hers being taken in the Abbey Gardens two days ago.

 
 
 

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