Break­through on hand­bag thefts

Dubbo Photo News - - Emergency issues -

COPS in­ves­ti­gat­ing a spate of hand­bag thefts from el­derly women vic­tims from shop­ping cen­tre toi­lets across the re­gion struck gold when they made a break­through, thanks to CCTV se­cu­rity footage.

On June 22, a 51-year-old lady en­tered the bath­room at a Dubbo shop­ping cen­tre and hung her mo­bile phone case, with an at­tached wal­let, to the in­side of the cu­bi­cle door.

A thief al­legedly reached over the top of the cu­bi­cle door and re­moved the phone case and shortly after made sev­eral pur­chases us­ing the stolen credit cards.

Po­lice say a 32-year-old woman was iden­ti­fied from that CCTV footage and, as a re­sult, they ex­e­cuted a search war­rant at a home on El­iz­a­beth Street in Welling­ton, re­cov­er­ing var­i­ous items of cloth­ing worn by the woman at the time of the of­fence.

The 32-year-old was ar­rested and charged with two counts of steal from per­son and two counts of dis­hon­estly ob­tain fi­nan­cial ad­van­tage by de­cep­tion.

Great po­lice work.

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