Police are warning shoppers to watch their purses and wallets after a spate of thefts by pickpockets in Louth.
At least three thefts occurred during the afternoon of Saturday 21st March whilst the victims were shopping in stores in the Eastgate area.
A fourth person reported that they had stopped someone attempting to remove their purse from their handbag. The offender is described as a female of medium build, approx 5′ 4″ tall, wearing a blue head scarf, dark puffa jacket, brown boots and large sunglasses.
Shoppers are advised to keep handbags securely fastened at all times and to be vigilant, especially in busy shops.
Anyone with information should contact PC Ornsby by dialling 101 and quoting incident number 306 of 21 March 2015 or you can report crimes anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.