CCTV image released following purse theft in Ellesmere Port Date published: 21st February 2019 3.04pm

Police have released a CCTV image of a man and a woman they want to speak to in connection with a theft in Ellesmere Port.

At around 2.30pm on Saturday 26 January a purse was stolen from a 64-year-old woman’s handbag as she was shopping at the Peacocks store on Mercer Walk.

Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and officers believe that the man and the woman in the CCTV image may be able to help with their investigation.

They are urging anyone who recognises them or thinks they may know who they are to get in touch.

Sergeant Simon Hignett said: “We believe that the man and the woman in the CCTV image may have important information to help with our ongoing investigation into the theft of a purse in Ellesmere Port.

“The incident left the victim from Neston extremely upset and we are determined to establish who was responsible for the theft and make them face the consequences of their actions.

“If you think you recognise the man and/or the woman in the CCTV image or know who they are please call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 305031, give us the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“I would also like to appeal directly to the pair in the image to get in touch.”