Detectives have issued a CCTV image of a woman who could have information that may assist with their enquiries following a reported theft of money in Huyton.
At around 3.50pm on Wednesday 3 January it was reported that £130 had fallen from a woman’s coat pocket at the Asda store, after she had exchanged it at the coin machine.
It was further reported that a few seconds later another woman saw the money on the floor and picked it up, then got into a taxi at the pick-up point.
CCTV enquiries are ongoing, and detectives have issued an image of a woman they believe could assist with their investigation.
PC Faye Higginson said: “Understandably the woman who lost the money is very upset, especially at this time of year after the Christmas period. She had just exchanged the coins she had saved into bank notes.
“Although the money had dropped on to the floor this is still classed as ‘theft by finding’, and no effort has been made to return money or hand it in to the store.
“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or has information which can help with our investigation to please contact us.
“I am also appealing to the woman featured in the image, or anyone who recognises her, to come forward. We believe they could hold information that could be vital to our continuing enquiries.”
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook with reference 24000022037.
You can also call 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.