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Handbag snatch at Kings Park village

16th December 2012
Posted by Gateway 97.8

Police are seeking a man who deliberately targeted a woman on a mobility scooter, who was delivering Christmas cards, and stole her handbag.

The incident happened at the Kings Holiday Park on Canvey Island around 10.50am on December 13. The man stole the woman’s black leather handbag containing a Fiorelli purse and cash, phone, bank cards, keys and glasses out of her mobility scooter’s basket when she had left it for a moment.

He is described as white, early 40s, 5ft 10ins tall, medium build with short greying curly hair; he was wearing a beige jacket and brown trousers. He got into a green Vauxhall Corsa with distinctive white ‘go faster’ stripes on the bonnet. There was a woman in the passenger seat and they drove off out of the park at great speed.

PC Lewis Gordon who is investigating said: “The woman was left very distressed and I hope someone will give me information to identify the man, or knows who owns the distinctive car, so we can catch him.”

Anyone with information should contact Pc Gordon at Rayleigh on 101, or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.