Police release CCTV images after spate of thefts from handbags in Louth

These are the faces of two people police want to track down in connection with a spate of thefts of purses from handbags in Louth on Friday.
These are the faces of two people police want to track down in connection with a spate of thefts of purses from handbags in Louth on Friday.

These are the faces of two people police want to track down in connection with a spate of thefts of purses from handbags in Louth on Friday.

Lincolnshire Police have released CCTV images of a man and a woman after, on Friday February 1, a number of thefts took place in Louth town centre, involving purses being stolen from shoppers’ handbags.

The incidents took place in different shops in the town and cash was later withdrawn from ATMs using the stolen bank cards.

Police are hoping to trace the two people pictured who were seen on CCTV in Louth on Friday.

The two people are described as being of Asian appearance, and aged in their 30s.

The man, pictured above on the left, was wearing a black coat, jeans, black shoes and was carrying a blue bag in his hand.

The female, pictured above on the right, had dark hair in a pony tail, and was wearing a black jacket with cream fur collar, leopard print leggings and long boots.

Anyone who recognises any of the two people, or has any information about Friday’s incidents, should contact PC Thomas Harrison by dialling 101 and quoting incident 211 of February 1.

Alternatively, members of the public can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

In the wake of Friday’s thefts from handbags, Lincolnshire Police are reminding members of the public of the importance of not keeping their account PINs alongside bank cards in purses and wallets.