Detectives investigating a theft in St Helens have issued images of a man they believe may have information that could assist their enquiries.
At 3.15pm on Wednesday 18 May, it was reported that an elderly woman’s bag was stolen as she shopped in Willowbrook Hospice shop in St Mary’s Arcade.
The bag, which contained her mobile phone and other personal items, had been hooked over her shopping trolley.
Merseyside Police is appealing for help to identify the man pictured, who may be able to assist the investigation.
Inspector Leach said: “The victim in this case has been left extremely upset by what happened.
“It is unimaginably cruel to think that anyone could target a vulnerable elderly woman in this way. The fact that this happened in a charity shop only makes the thief’s actions more abhorrent.
“We have now issued stills of a man we believe could have information that may prove vital to our enquiries.
“If you recognise this man, or witnessed any part of the incident, then do let us know as any information you hold could prove vital in our efforts to bring those responsible to justice.”
If you recognise the man or have any information on this incident, please contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting reference 22000341965. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online/