Pair sought by police after purse theft in Newhaven

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Police are appealing for help identifying these two men in connection with the theft of a purse from an elderly woman in Newhaven.

Officers would like to speak to the pair in relation to the incident, which happened in Paradise Park, Avis Way between 12:30pm and 2pm on Saturday, October 3.

The black zipped purse with red and green floral motifs was stolen from the handbag of a 75-year-old woman. It contained £100 cash, bank cards and a driving licence and is believed to have been taken after the victim was distracted by a man bumping into her.

Anyone able to identify either of the men pictured or who may have other information about the incident is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting serial 857 of 03/10.

Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers without having to leave their name on 0800 555 111.

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