Bag snatched in charity shop

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CALLOUS crooks stole the purse of a pensioner in a charity shop.

The 77-year-old was in the Capability Scotland shop, in Springburn Shopping Centre, when she was targeted by two suspected female thieves.

She had left her bag in her shopping trolley and her purse was taken.

Despite being found moments later on the shop floor, £170 in cash had been stolen.

She told the Herald: “I’ve been told they tend to take purses from people in charity shops because they don’t have CCTV.

“I just wanted to warn people about it.

“It was such a horrible thing to happen and made me feel quite sick.”

Baird Street police community safety officer Gerry Keenan said: “Due to the recent theft of a 77-year-old female’s purse from within her bag on September 12 in Springburn Shopping Centre we are advising that all persons whilst out shopping remain vigilant and don’t leave their valuables and bags unprotected.

“This appears to be a one-off incident and local shopping centre officers are making further enquiries to trace two females that they think may be responsible.”

The incident took place at 10.20am. You can call police on 532 4100.