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Partially sighted woman has phone and purse stolen in Chorley supermarket
6:00am Sunday 6th October 2013 in Chorley
A partially sighted woman had her phone and purse stolen while shopping in a town centre supermarket.
Police are investigating the theft which happened at the Booths store in Chorley at around 2pm on Saturday, September 14.
Police have released CCTV images of a woman they are looking to speak to in connection with the incident.
The victim, a local woman, was targeted in the Booths store in New Market Street, Chorley.
Officers said the offender spent around two minutes trying to unzip the vulnerable lady’s bag, while it was still attached to her walking frame.
The thief then stole her purse and phone from inside.
Officers are now appealing to any other shoppers in the store who witnessed the thief in action, or who recognise the woman in the picture, to come forward.
Anyone with information should contact Lancashire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.