Handbag snatcher hunted after theft from supermarket trolley in Washington carpark

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POLICE are looking for a crook on a bike who helped himself to a handbag from a supermarket trolley.

The thief, described as a white man wearing work-type clothing and a hi-vis vest, stole the bag from the Asda carpark at The Galleries in Tuesday.

He rode off on a bike, and police are now appealing for witnesses who may have seen the incident between 6.15pm and 6.30pm, to come forward.

Officers can be contacted on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 958 of 22/04/14, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.