Attempted theft of handbag at Brigg Tesco car park follows earlier handbag theft
Police have arrested a man in connection with an attempted theft of a handbag - in the second incident of crime in Brigg Tesco car park this month (March 2013).
Humberside Police arrested a 44-year-old man, following an incident which took place in the car park of Tesco in Brigg on March 19.
A man travelling on a bicycle stole a handbag from the seat of a vehicle, situated in the car park.
The owner of the handbag managed to snatch it back from the hands of the thief, who then rode away in an unknown direction.
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The man was arrested a short time after the offence and was taken into custody in Scunthorpe.
He has been released on bail whilst enquiries continue.
The previous incident happened earlier this month.
An 81-year-old woman left the Tesco store in Brigg shortly before 12.30pm on March 6 and unloaded her shopping from the trolley into her car.
As she did so, a man on a bicycle opened the insecure passenger side door, stole the woman's black coloured leather handbag and cycled away in the direction of Lidl.