Theft of phone from woman’s bag – did you see anything?

Date published: 18 June 2019 09:57
Dated: 21 March 2018 07:50:13

Police in Sheffield have released a CCTV image of a woman they believe holds vital information following the reported theft of a phone in the city centre.

At around 2pm on Saturday 10 March, it is reported that a woman in her 30s had her phone stolen from her handbag while she was inside Hotel Chocolat in Fargate, in the city centre.

It is understood that the woman had been inside the shop and become aware of someone standing very close to her, so moved away. The suspect is believed to have followed the woman through the shop.

The victim is partially sighted and walks with the aid of a white stick.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have been shopping in the city centre on Saturday afternoon that may have witnessed the theft. The woman pictured in the CCTV image is believed to hold vital information and police are appealing for her, or anyone who recognises her, to get in touch.

Please call 101 quoting incident number 615 of 10 March 2018. You can also give information to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

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