Purse stolen from supermarket car park in Bury

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News from the Bury Free Press

Police in Bury St Edmunds are appealing for witnesses after a purse was stolen from a supermarket car park at the weekend.

The theft happened at around 11:40am on Saturday September 6 outside the store in St Saviours Interchange.

The victim, a woman in her 60s, was waiting to get into the passenger side of a car, with the driver having to reverse out to enable her to get in as the adjacent car was parked too close.

Once the victim had got into the car the driver pulled back into the space to adjust its angle. At this point another car pulled up behind the victim’s car blocking them into the space.

A man got out of the car and picked something up from the ground before getting back into his vehicle and driving off at speed.

The victim then realised she had dropped her purse as she was getting into the car.

The incident took place in the parking area directly in front of the store, opposite the disabled parking bays.

The suspect is described as a white man in his early 20s, of average build, with mousey brown hair which was cut short at the sides and longer on top, and was wearing a dark-coloured sweat top.

The car he was driving is described as electric blue with chrome mirrors, possibly an older-style Rover 75 or Jaguar X-Type.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or saw the man or the car.

Anyone with information should contact Pc Jon Warby at Bury St Edmunds Police Station on 101 quoting reference BU/14/2571, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.