Pensioner targeted by bag snatchers in Burnley shop

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A pensioner was targeted by thieves who stole hundreds of pounds from her in a Burnley town centre shop.

The victim’s black leather purse was stolen along with her bus pass, various cards and £330 in cash at around 3-40pm. A further £150 was also taken from the victim’s account using an ATM.

The elderly woman has been left shaken up by the incident.

Police are now looking for two women in connection with the theft and have released CCTV images of the suspects.

Officers are appealing to anybody that recognises either of the women pictured in the CCTV images to contact PC Nagina Ahmed at Lancashire Police on 101.