Woman chased down Newmarket street after theft from purse

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Police are appealing for witnesses after money was stolen from a woman’s purse within a café in Newmarket.

The incident happened in High Street around 4.30pm on Friday October 2.

A 66-year-old woman was sitting in a coffee shop when two women entered the shop. One of the woman approached her, appearing to collect money for charity and sat down in front of her asking for donations.

The female victim removed some money from her purse, handing this over to the woman and asked for change in return. The offender then placed a clipboard over the victim’s purse. The victim then noticed that an amount of cash was missing from her purse and challenged the woman, who ran out of the café.

She was chased by members of the public and was seen getting into a blue Audi with foreign number plates.

The woman was described as Asian, had long dark coloured hair, approximately 20-years-old and was wearing a purple and grey striped top and dark coloured trousers.

Anyone with information relating to this crime should contact PC Nicholas Chapman from Mildenhall quoting NE/15/1652 on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.