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Warning after wallet and purse snatched

PUBLISHED: 10:35 23 September 2008 | UPDATED: 11:03 08 July 2010

Police are urging Swaffham residents to be vigilant after a handbag and wallet were stolen in the town.

The first theft took place at The Pightle between 9.

Police are urging Swaffham residents to be vigilant after a handbag and wallet were stolen in the town.

The first theft took place at The Pightle between 9.30am and 9.55am on Tuesday, September 9 when a handbag containing a purse, building society book and card and bus pass were taken.

On Saturday September 20 between 2.30pm and 3pm a wallet was stolen from a man's trouser pocket while he was shopping at a supermarket in Lynn Street.

Last night police urged members of the public to keep handbags and wallets safe and not to leave belongings unattended on shopping trolleys or baskets.

Anyone with information about the incidents should contact Swaffham police station on 0845 4564567 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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