WANTED: Police hunt women after elderly woman is theft victim in Chorley Morrisons
Two women are being sought by police after an elderly woman was the victim of a distraction theft in a Chorley supermarket.
Officers want to speak with the women pictured in connection with the theft at Morrisons Supermarket, Brooke Street.
It is alleged that a woman approached the elderly victim whilst she was shopping and engaged her in casual conversation.
Meanwhile, a second female has then unzipped the victim’s handbag and removed her purse containing money and cards, according to the police.
A force spokesman said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or anyone with information that could help them identify the two women pictured.”
The incident was reported to have taken place at around 3.20pm on Tuesday, June 7.
Anyone with information about the incident can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting crime reference SC1603583.
Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. You do nor have to leave your name, but you could still be eligible for a reward if your information leads to a conviction.