CCTV VIDEO: Couple caught in the act stealing purse from a disabled pensioner, 71, shopping in Wilkos in Northamptonshire

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A couple who stole a purse from a disabled pensioner who was shopping in Northamptonshire were caught in the act on CCTV.

The woman, 71, was shopping in the Rushden branch of Wilkinson in Eaton Walk when she had her purse stolen.

A couple who stole a 71-year-old woman's purse from the bag hanging off the back of her wheelchair were caught in the act on CCTV. NNL-150127-120440001

A couple who stole a 71-year-old woman's purse from the bag hanging off the back of her wheelchair were caught in the act on CCTV. NNL-150127-120440001

Cameras from the store show a woman in a pink jacket take the purse from the back of the wheelchair before passing it on to a man in a dark jacket and a cap.

The theft happened sometime between 1.45pm and 2.15pm on Wednesday, January 7.

Officers investigating the case would like to speak to anyone who was in the store at that time and saw the couple, or who knows who they are.

Witnesses, or anyone with any information about this theft, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.