Thief takes woman's purse in Oswaldtwistle

Thief takes woman's purse in Oswaldtwistle

Thief takes woman's purse in Oswaldtwistle

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A MAN who snatched a purse from a woman’s hand in Oswaldtwistle is being hunted by police.

The thief approached the woman on a bike as she was walking in Union Road and onto the car park of Moscow Hill Place, police said.

He escaped after grabbing the Radley purse, at around 11am on Wednesday.

A police spokesman said: “Incidents like this are extremely rare and, fortunately, the female was not injured.

“If you have any information regarding this incident, or have found a brown Radley purse, please call 101.

“We urged all members of the public to remain vigilant and to ensure valuables are secure and safe. Purse alarms are a fantastic way of alerting others in the event of a theft, and are very cheap.”

The man was described as approximately 30, with short, dark hair. He was wearing a dark quilted gilet-style jacket and dark trousers. He was also wearing glasses.

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1:32pm Sun 31 Aug 14

onsidecobra says...

He was also probably a drug addict.
He was also probably a drug addict. onsidecobra
  • Score: 4

4:07pm Sun 31 Aug 14

noddy57 says...

The thief is one of 3 possibilities 1 he,s a drug user 2 he,s an alcoholic 3 he is eastern European who has been making a living out of pick pocketing and opportunist thieving.Old England is no more we have become like the rest of the worlds countries !! full of low lives and general parasites .
The thief is one of 3 possibilities 1 he,s a drug user 2 he,s an alcoholic 3 he is eastern European who has been making a living out of pick pocketing and opportunist thieving.Old England is no more we have become like the rest of the worlds countries !! full of low lives and general parasites . noddy57
  • Score: 10

9:51pm Sun 31 Aug 14

blackburne67 says...

Yet again, another racist remark!
Yet again, another racist remark! blackburne67
  • Score: -4

2:09am Mon 1 Sep 14

woolywords says...

Why isn't Burnley police investigating this?
The vehicle reg in the picture is Hampshire and Dorset police, all the way from Portsmouth.
Why isn't Burnley police investigating this? The vehicle reg in the picture is Hampshire and Dorset police, all the way from Portsmouth. woolywords
  • Score: 1

8:48am Mon 1 Sep 14

lailahlulu12 says...

blackburne67 wrote:
Yet again, another racist remark!
It seems to me the comment was stereotyped to 3 different types of people! Unfortunately our society has a way of categorizing individuals! It's wouldn't seem fair to just back up 1!
[quote][p][bold]blackburne67[/bold] wrote: Yet again, another racist remark![/p][/quote]It seems to me the comment was stereotyped to 3 different types of people! Unfortunately our society has a way of categorizing individuals! It's wouldn't seem fair to just back up 1! lailahlulu12
  • Score: 1

12:14am Tue 2 Sep 14

EYESINTHESKY says...

woolywords wrote:
Why isn't Burnley police investigating this?
The vehicle reg in the picture is Hampshire and Dorset police, all the way from Portsmouth.
Yeah, I bet it drove all the way from the Travel Lodge, Portsmouth. Where two liars had an affair one night. You will be judged. Guilty.
[quote][p][bold]woolywords[/bold] wrote: Why isn't Burnley police investigating this? The vehicle reg in the picture is Hampshire and Dorset police, all the way from Portsmouth.[/p][/quote]Yeah, I bet it drove all the way from the Travel Lodge, Portsmouth. Where two liars had an affair one night. You will be judged. Guilty. EYESINTHESKY
  • Score: 0
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