Wigan bag thief suspect caught on camera

A woman was caught on camera walking into a Wigan eatery and making off with a handbag a customer had accidentally left there.

Friday, 28th December 2018, 10:14 am
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 10:00 pm
The suspect

On Christmas Eve, CCTV spotted the woman entering Ince’s KFC restaurant on Manchester Road and taking the bag, emptying its contents outside and then walking away with a purse which contained money and bank cards.

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The incident has sparked a social media appeal from the daughter of the woman whose handbag was stolen, with a clear CCTV image of the suspect with a plea to return the stolen valuables.

Police were called to the incident at around 1.50pm and say an investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.