Ormskirk and Burscough Police want to speak to the man in the CCTV after a woman in her seventies had her purse stolen at M&S in Ormskirk. At around 1.30pm, on Monday, 8 October, a man walked into the store and followed several older women round. When one of them was distracted for a moment he took her purse which was in her handbag on her trolley. He then also took items from the shop before leaving without paying.
Ormskirk and Burscough Police want to speak to the man in the CCTV in connection with what happened – we know the quality isn’t the best but we think it’s important to post them as part of the investigation and also to act as a warning for people to be vigilant. If you have older relatives or friends please, please remind them to be careful with their personal belongings and valuables and to keep them as safe as possible in closed bags.
In this case, a card from the purse was later used both locally and in Liverpool so if you have friends or relatives in Merseyside, please share this post with them. If you have any information at all, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference SB1805636.