Thief stole handbag from baby’s pushchair

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A SNEAK thief stole a woman’s handbag from under her baby’s pushchair.

The bag was stolen when the 21-year-old victim was visiting a relative’s house in Marlbrough, Seaham, at about 10.45am yesterday.

The bag was black with a gold zip along the top, and contained the victim’s purse with credit cards, a Samsung s3 mobile phone and other valuable items.

The man or youth responsible is described as being possibly of mixed race and was wearing a navy coat, jeans and black trainers. It is believed that he ran off towards the Church Street area of Seaham.

Anyone with information is asked to ring Seaham police via 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.