Three use baby to rob mother

2015-08-18 06:00
These three women are wanted by the police for distracting a mother to steal her bag.

These three women are wanted by the police for distracting a mother to steal her bag.

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Claremont police are calling on the community’s help to find three women who are wanted for theft.

Captain Angie Latchman, spokesperson of the Wynberg police cluster, says the women stole a handbag from a customer in a clothing store in Claremont on Friday 19 June.

“It is alleged that whilst the victim was shopping with her child one of the suspects removed the dummy from the mouth of the child and threw it on the floor, to distract her,” Latchman says.

The victim bent down to pick up her child’s dummy and the other two women grabbed her bag and fled with it on foot.

Anyone with information regarding the identity and whereabouts of the thieves should contact investigating officer Detective Constable Kabelo Setibang on 021 657 2266 or 076 728 8901 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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