CCTV released after distraction theft in Waitrose, Bedford

MBTC CCTV Waitrose Bedford
MBTC CCTV Waitrose Bedford

Police have issued CCTV images after a purse was stolen in Waitrose, in Goldington Road, Bedford.

Officers would like to speak to the two people pictured in connection with the theft on Tuesday, March 29.

It is believed the theft occurred after the victim was distracted.

PC Brendan Street, investigating, said: “We would urge all residents, particularly the elderly, to remain vigilant to any suspicious activity and report anyone behaving in a way that makes them feel threatened or uncomfortable. Always be wary of anyone ‘shoulder-surfing’ and keep all valuables and handbags in sight.”

If you can help identify the men pictured, or if you have any information, please contact police on 101, quoting the reference number JH/12769/2016.