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Recent Purse Thefts in Eastbourne

Alert message sent 18/12/2017 12:44:00

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A number of purse thefts have been reported in your neighbourhood

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about the below incident please contact us online, email us at or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at

0393 15/12
Location: Morrisons, Eastbourne
Date and time: 15 December, around 10am-10.30am
Details: A handbag was stolen from a trolley. The suspect was described as a young female, 5ft, olive skin, slim build, 20's, dressed smartly in trousers and a jacket.

Reference: 0748 15/12

Location: Wish Tower, Eastbourne
Date and time: 15 December, around 2.30pm
Details: The victim was bumped into by a male suspect. The description included: White male, late 20's, 5ft 6, large build, wearing a beany hat, jeans, a black or blue zip up jacket and white plimsolls. The suspect stole the victims wallet from their pocket.

Reference: 0845 15/12, around 2pm

Location: Arndale Centre, Eastbourne
Date and time: 15 December
Details: The victim had their purse stolen from their handbag. It could have been stolen near Sports Direct.

Reference: 0905 15/12

Location: Terminus Road, Eastbourne
Date and time: 15 December, between 2.50pm -3pm
Details: The victims purse was stolen from their shoulder bag whilst they were walking around the Christmas Market in Terminus Road.

Reference: 0147 16/12

Location: The Kings Arms, Eastbourne
Date and time: 16 December
Details: Victim had their wallet stolen whilst at the pub. The description was of a female.

Reference: 0512 18/12

Location: C&H Fabrics, Eastbourne
Date and time: 18 December, around 12pm
Details: An elderly ladies purse was stolen from their handbag. Description of suspects: 2 males, one was 5ft 8 carrying a yellow carrier bag, the other was slightly taller and had ginger hair.

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