VIDEO: Gold bracelet stolen from elderly woman at Louth antiques centre

Police are investigating after a gold bracelet worth £550 was stolen from a 70-year-old woman at an antiques centre in Louth yesterday afternoon (Tuesday).

Jenny Sales shared the appeal and CCTV footage yesterday evening, following the incident which took place shortly after 1pm.

Do you recognise the man dressed in black? Call Police on 101.

Do you recognise the man dressed in black? Call Police on 101.

The bracelet was stolen from a small cabinet at the antiques centre belonging to Jenny’s mother Sandra Sales, which contains jewellery and other collectable items. The bracelet belonged to Jenny’s dad, who passed away six years ago.

Jenny said: “Mum was selling the bracelet to add to her funds, now she is a widow. The guy just grabbed the bracelet and ran.

“Dad wouldn’t mind Mum getting the money, but he would be cross that a thief got it! We honestly don’t want this guy to steal from anyone else.”

Police would like to speak to a man - described as being dressed in black, with a black hat and a large neck tattoo - who they believe may be able to assist them in their enquiries.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “I can confirm we are investigating the theft of a gold coloured bracelet valued at £550.

“The incident happened around 1.05pm on Tuesday March 7 at the Old Maltings Antique Centre (in Aswell Street, Louth).

“We believe the man in the image can help with our investigation, and would ask that anyone who recognises him contact us on 101, quoting incident number 186 of March 7.

“Alternatively, call the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 anonymously.”