Police hunt cheeky thief

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A woman had cash snatched from her handbag as she was shopping in Leigh.

At 11.20am on Wednesday 2 March 2016, a 68-year-old woman was in a shop on Spinning Gate when she was approached by someone who, unbeknownst to her, reached inside her handbag and stole an envelope containing a significant amount of cash.

Police do not have a description of the offender.

Police have released CCTV images of two women they want to speak to as potential witnesses to the theft.

Police Community Support Officer Gemma Scott said: “The victim had a significant amount of money stolen from an opportunist thief.

“We want to speak to the two women pictured in the images as they may have seen something relevant to the investigation.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.