Woman's wallet stolen by thief in broad daylight on Scarborough high street as police appeal for witnesses

A woman has had her wallet stolen from her hand by an opportunist thief wrapped in a distinctive pink blanket as she walked along Scarborough's high street.

Thursday, 18th November 2021, 11:25 am
Updated Thursday, 18th November 2021, 3:40 pm
The theft happened between The Post Office on Westborough and the Royal Mail Deliver Office on Aberdeen Walk.

The theft happened between The Post Office on Westborough and the Royal Mail Delivery Office on Aberdeen Walk at around 4.30pm on Tuesday November 9.

The suspect is described as a man between 5 ft 5" and 6 ft 2" tall, thin, with short brown hair and wearing a pink blanket wrapped around him.

North Yorkshire Police said a member of the public stepped in to help the woman and that they would like to speak with them to say thank you and to gather more information.

The theft was not initially reported at the time of the incident, but North Yorkshire Police said they are still keen to identify and speak to the suspect.

If you witnessed anything which could help officers, call 101 quoting reference number 12210242003 or email [email protected]