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CCTV IMAGE RELEASED AFTER PURSE STOLEN FROM 79-YEAR-OLD IN NEWPORT


Officers investigating the theft of a purse from a 79-year-old woman in Newport are appealing for help identifying a male captured on CCTV.

Police want to speak with this individual (pictured above) after a purse was taken from a 79-year-old woman’s handbag in Sainsbury’s Newport on 22nd December 2019.

The purse, which was snake skin patterned and dark coloured, had £60 in cash inside it, as well as a debit card.

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Since the purse was stolen, officers have been carrying out enquiries and are now turning to the public for help identifying a man they wish to speak with in connection with the incident.

Do you recognise this man? He is described being white, slim build and in his early 20s. He was wearing a black hat, puffer jacket and tracksuit bottoms, with white trainers.

Anyone who recognises him can call 101, quoting 44190459958. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Oliver
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Oliver

How low can anyone get !!!

Mark Trussler
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Mark Trussler

Scummy little twat

Wayne
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Wayne

How can anyone do something like this absolutely disgusting. There is no excuse for this and no place for this on our beautiful island.

Ally
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Ally

What has ‘beautiful island’ got to do with it?!

AL AL
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AL AL

Culture.

Bert
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Bert

The island getting bad for all sorts of crime now but that low when you steal of a mature lady must be drug related

Neil down
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Neil down

Why drug related ???? Bit misinformed of you, as awful as it is & by god I hope the little scumbag is caught, only to be given a slap on the wrist by the joke of a justice system the island has got, ignorance on your part is bliss I suppose

AL AL
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AL AL

Ok then, maybe it’s food related…?

Cocaine
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Cocaine

Crack Cocaine

WTF!
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WTF!

Look at him. He’s dressed as your typical low life chav, he probably says “innit”, always puts a k on the end of anything, can’t read or write properly, and generally is…..as thick as sh*t. Somebody MUST know who he is.

Let justice be done
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Let justice be done

Someone knows him. He is not worth protecting
There is absolutely no excuse for this
Give him up.

YJC
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YJC

This happened on the 22 December – seems a long time ago – and probably does to the victim.

Mary Jamerson
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Mary Jamerson

In our day real men of the village would have got the money back and a pound of flesh as well.

AL AL
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AL AL

Please don’t use the word ‘real’ when describing men. Or we might start pointing out that you’re not much of a ‘real’ woman.

anony
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anony

Disgusting chav and idiot. I hope something happens to him. Idiot. Hope you catch the scumbag.

Dismayed
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Dismayed

This is lower than low and is unacceptable, regardless of where we live!

Calum
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Calum

Why don’t they get the footage from the self checkouts they are clear as anything

Classified
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Classified

I think he’s a local that goes up the Ambo pub

Ken
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Ken

What a surprise… a chav

Old bean
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Old bean

What a wan. R hope island folk keep a eye out for this scum

Old bean
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Old bean

Puffer jacket black hat tracksuit look in pan meadows mr policeman

Golly
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Golly

Scummy little twat!! Not much to go on is it! Most the little twats dress like that! Hope they catch him! Cut his fingers off!

ron
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ron

Come on public somebody must recognize the druggy. My wife works in a supermarket and every day without fail when she is working tells elderly ladies to watch their handbags, which they leave hanging on the trolleys. Unfortunately almost
all of them take a offence at being reminded and carry on!!

Baz
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Baz

Someone must know him so if you do then do the best thing and give police his name , it could be your NaN or mom next , glad I ain’t got a NaN anymore if this sort of thing is happening , ide go mental .

Marie
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Marie

Hope that someone knows who it is and gives information to police,so he can be bought to task over this awful crime.

Pete
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Pete

Typical Chav behaviour “innit”…..! 🙁

Caulkhead
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Caulkhead

“Basically”, “You get me”, “Whatever”, “Don’t dis me!”.

Old Mike
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Old Mike

Why has it taken this long for the police to release these images? This is comparatively quick – only about 3 weeks – but sometimes they hang on to them for months!

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