Officers investigating a purse theft from a library in Winton are issuing a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to.

Some time between 1pm and 1.30pm on Tuesday 4 February 2020 a woman aged in her 50s was in Winton Library when a man stole her purse from her handbag while she was momentarily distracted. The victim’s driving licence and 200 euros were also taken.

A short time later, the victim’s bank cards were used to make fraudulent transactions totalling £55 on the High Street in Sainsbury’s and in WH Smith.

Police Constable Sian Maynard, of Dorset Police, said: “We have made a number of enquiries into this incident and I am now in a position to release a CCTV image of a man I would like to speak to.

“I would urge anyone with information as to his identity to please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200018101. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via

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