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Update – appeal following reported purse theft in Dorchester

A man has come forward following an appeal in relation to a reported purse theft in Dorchester.

Between 12.45pm and 1.30pm on Thursday 18 October 2018 a woman aged in her 80s reported that her purse had been stolen while shopping in the town centre and her bank card was allegedly used for a transaction at the Co-Op store in Trinity Street.

Following a public appeal, a 22-year-old man from Oxfordshire has contacted police. He is assisting officers with their investigation and is not being treated as a suspect. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55180169234. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org