Woman (81) has handbag stolen as she unloaded her shopping at Brigg Tesco
Police are issuing a reminder to people about not leaving items of value in your vehicle following the theft of a handbag from a pensioner's car in Brigg.
An 81-year-old woman left the Tesco store in Brigg shortly before 12.30pm yesterday (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.
The woman notified the staff in the store who immediately called the police. The offender is described as a man aged in his early 20s.
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He was around 5ft 8ins tall and wearing a dark coloured jacket and a blue hat.
Neighbourhood Sgt Howard Garlick said: " Incidents such as this, in Brigg, are reasonably rare, however there are people who are opportunist thieves and will steal anything they can get their hands on.
"It is for this reason I want to remind people about the importance of not leaving valuables in your vehicle unattended. It only takes a matter of seconds to steal something, which can cause great distress to a victim.
"So please, be vigilant when you find yourself in a circumstance such as this.
"The woman was with her vehicle when the theft happened, and it did not deter the offender. Keep valuable items with you until you get in the vehicle and drive away. Don't make yourself a target."
Anyone who may have information in connection with the theft in Tesco car park is asked to call Humberside Police tel 101 quoting crime reference 1961516.