Woman has handbag stolen by two men in Burgess Hill

The Argus: Woman has handbag stolen by two men in Burgess Hill Woman has handbag stolen by two men in Burgess Hill

A woman was pushed and had her handbag stolen after she was followed by two men.

At about 7.40pm on Tuesday December 3 a woman walking along Mill Road, Burgess Hill, towards St Wilfred's Road when she was set upon by the two men, who ran off in the direction of St Wilfred's Road.

They are both described as white, 5' 8" or over, and of average build.

One man was wearing a black jacket with its hood up, grey tracksuit bottoms and trainers.

The other man was wearing dark baggy clothing.

Detective Constable Stuart Streeter said: "We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the Mill Road area on Tuesday evening and who saw anything or anyone suspicious - particularly two men matching the descriptions given who may have been loitering in that vicinity."

Anyone with information is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101, quoting serial 1368 of 3/12, or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk.

Calls can also be made to the independent charity Crimestoppers, free and anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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11:24am Fri 6 Dec 13

qm says...

With the increase of this type of crime it would appear that the Police have no control of the streets. Policy seems to be to 'mop up' after an incident rather than prevention. Boots on pavements please!
With the increase of this type of crime it would appear that the Police have no control of the streets. Policy seems to be to 'mop up' after an incident rather than prevention. Boots on pavements please! qm

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