Purse snatch

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a purse snatch in Chatteris yesterday (Wednesday October 10).

The 65-year-old victim was riding her mobility scooter at around 12.50pm in Church Lane, when a boy rode up behind her and snatched her purse from the front basket of the scooter.

The boy road off towards St Martin’s Road. He is described as white, 16 to 18 and wearing a dark coat with the hood up.

PC Claire Forrester said: “I’d like to hear from anyone who witnesses this theft or who may have seen the offender as he left the area.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.