Police in Bloxwich are appealing for information after a young mother had her purse stolen containing Christmas present money.
The theft happened in Home Bargains, Samuel Street, Bloxwich at approximately 2.15pm Tuesday 8 November.
The 22 year-old victim had gone into the store to buy Christmas presents for her two children. When she got to the till to pay for the goods she noticed her purse was missing.
Officers attended and viewed the CCTV and are appealing for any witnesses who may have been in the store at the time to come forward.
Police from the Bloxwich West neighbourhood team have also released a description of a woman who may be able to help with their enquiries.
She is described as white, aged approx 25 – 30 years with dark hair tied into a bun. At the time of the incident she was wearing a brown leather type bomber jacket and blue skinny jeans.
PC Teri Timmins, from Bloxwich police station, said: “This young lady had been saving for her children’s Christmas presents and is obviously devastated by the theft.
“We are appealing for anyone who may be able to help us trace the woman we would like to speak. Equally if anyone witnessed the incident and may be able to help us I would ask that they get in touch with us.
PC Timmins also had some advice for Christmas shoppers. She said; “The victim had placed her handbag over her pushchair handle. We would also like to remind people out shopping to keep an eye on their possessions at all times to stop opportunist thieves.”
Anybody with information is asked to contact PC Timmins on 0345 113 5000.