Handbag stolen from car in Northampton while driver helped passenger into shop

The incident as the driver of the Orange Hyundai helped her passenger into a shop.

The incident as the driver of the Orange Hyundai helped her passenger into a shop.

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A handbag was stolen from a car in Northampton this morning as the driver helped her passenger to a nearby shop.

The incident took place in St Matthews Parade, off East Park Parade, Kingsley, at around 10.500am this morning (March 17).

The driver of the car - an orange Hyundai - was helping her passenger to the nearby shop, when a man went into the car and stole her handbag.

The offender is described as white, with a slim build and wearing dark clothing. He was riding a light-coloured bike.

Witnesses, or anyone with information, are asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.