Thief snatches handbag from elderly woman as she lay on ground outside Poundland in Great Yarmouth

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

An elderly woman had her handbag stolen after she suffered a fall in Great Yarmouth.

The victim was walking near to Poundland, opposite McDonald's, when her legs gave way and she fell to the floor at about 3.30pm on Saturday, April 16.

A police spokesman said: 'While on the floor, a woman has taken this opportunity to take the victims handbag which contained an undisclosed amount of money, some medication and various cards.'

• Anyone who may have seen any suspicious behaviour in the area between the times stated or anyone with information should contact PC Gary Brown at Great Yarmouth Police Station on 101.

• Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report online via their anonymous online form at

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