Bag snatch in Wells

A 93-year-old woman had her handbag stolen in Wells on Wednesday (27 July). The incident happened in the carpark of Morrisons on East Somerset Way at about 11am. The woman had placed her bag in a shopping trolley next to her car when a man ran past and stole it. He carried on running towards the petrol station at the site exit and got into a black Toyota Corolla. He then drove off at speed.

For Avon & Somerset Police, PC Tom Giles said: “It is awful to think someone can deliberately target a vulnerable elderly woman in this way. The victim has been left incredibly scared and shaken by this incident. Officers have followed up with her at home to make sure she is ok and has all the support she needs. As part of our investigation we’re reviewing CCTV footage. we are also making enquiries to identify the registered keeper of the Toyota seen driving away from the scene.”

However Police are keen for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward. Did you see the man running away with the handbag. Did you see the black Toyota Corolla accelerating away from the petrol station. If you can help, please call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5222179033.

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