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CCTV appeal after Acomb hair salon purse theft

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Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to after a purse was stolen from a York hair salon.

At about 10.50am on 6 April 2016, a man entered the salon on York Road, Acomb. He went into the private kitchen and distracted a member of staff with a large piece of newspaper. About ten minutes later, the stylist discovered her purse was missing.

At about 2.30pm the same day, a member of the public found the victim’s purse on a nearby road. The money was missing from it.

Despite extensive enquiries, officers have been unable to identify the suspect.


Police are appealing for anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV images to get in touch, as he may have important information that could assist the investigation.

Please dial 101, select option 2 and ask for PC Alastair Foy, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.  Quote reference number 12160059331.

Last modified: October 17, 2018