Handbag stolen from car in Tesco car park, Daventry

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A woman had her handbag stolen from her car parked in Daventry’s Tesco car park,

Police are appealing for witnesses following the theft on Saturday September 7, between 4pm and 4.30pm, which took place outside Tesco in New Street.

The victim, who had been shopping in the store, returned to her car in the car park. She put her handbag and shopping into the car and shut the door in order to take her trolley back.

At this point she was distracted by a man holding a piece of paper with the word ‘Nottingham’ written on it. The man spoke in a foreign accent and appeared to be asking for directions.

While the victim was distracted, a second man opened the car and stole her bank cards. The cards were later used to make fraudulent transactions.

The first offender is described as being in his 40s, with short dark hair. He was wearing a light coloured jumper and a black bag over the body and across the shoulder.

The victim’s car is a blue Ford Focus, which was parked in a disabled bay.

Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information, should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.