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Identity appeal after £170 cash stolen in Chichester shop

Police investigating a report of a theft in Chichester are appealing to identify the woman pictured.

 

The victim was shopping at Aldi in Barnfield Drive, Chichester at 1.30pm on Saturday (16 May) and had £170 cash in her pocket.

 

As she walked around the store the victim bent down to pick up some bread and the cash fell out her pocket.

 

The suspect is thought to have picked up the money and concealed it in her bra.

 

When the victim got to the checkout to pay for her shopping she realised her money was gone.

 

The suspect paid for her shopping on card and left the store.

 

PC Russell Watson said: “Losing money is awful in any circumstances but considering the victim is an intensive care nurse – one of those putting their very lives at risk at the moment to protect us – it is even worse.

 

“We are determined to find the person responsible and hold them to account.”

 

Anyone who witnessed what happened or who recognises the woman pictured is asked to report online or call 101, quoting serial 735 of 16/05.

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