Thieves steal bag from disabled lady

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CALLOUS thieves snatched a rucksack from a woman while she was getting into her wheelchair.

The 49-year-old had parked in Seaside, near Tesco Express, at about 4.10pm on May 17 when two men snatched her bag from the back seat of her car.

They ran off in the direction of the Archery Recreation Ground.

PC Trevor Perks said, “This is a despicable thing to do when the victim was trying to get into her wheelchair.

“I am hoping someone will have seen the suspects before or after the incident or know the whereabouts of the contents of the bag.”

The purple and black rucksack contained an iPod touch, a Nintendo DS with six games, two of which were Zelda games, and a gold coloured pen engraved To Dad with all my love Maria x.

One of the suspects is described as white, 6’, with very blonde hair. He was wearing a burgundy and blue football shirt.

The other suspect is described as white, just under 6’, with mousy hair and was wearing shorts.

If you recognise the suspects or have any information that could help police with their enquiries please call 0845 60 70 999 quoting serial 1086 of 17/5 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.