Man due in court over purse theft

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A MAN suspected of stealing a pensioner’s purse from a supermarket cafe has been arrested.

The suspected thief is accused of taking the 83-year-old woman’s purse from a bag put under the table.

The theft happened on Tuesday at Morrison’s cafe in Ocean Road South Shields between 11.45am and 12.20pm on Tuesday.

The 32-year-old was arrested on suspicion of theft and later charged to appear at South Tyneside Magistrates Court.


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