Police appeal after designer handbags worth £4,500 stolen in burglary at Sidmouth shop

Police are appealing for information after a burglars stole three designer handbags worth a combined £4,500 from a Sidmouth shop.

The premises in Old Fore Street was targeted between 2.30am and 3am, on Friday, October 8.

Officers have released a description of a stocky suspect wearing a snood and baseball cap.

They have also urged anyone offered the items for sale together in touch.

The suspect is described as being a white man, of stocky build and he was wearing plain black trousers, a snood around his neck, a grey hooded coat and a baseball cap…

The bags stolen from a shop in Old Fore Street, Sidmouth.

The bags stolen from a shop in Old Fore Street, Sidmouth.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “The suspect is believed to have forced entry into the property and removed three handbags (pictured) to the value of £4,500 from a display cabinet.

“The suspect is described as being a white man, of stocky build and he was wearing plain black trousers, a snood around his neck, a grey hooded coat and a baseball cap.

“Anybody with information about the burglary, or has been offered the stolen items, is urged to call police via email 101@dc.police.uk, or by calling 101, quoting crime reference CR/087734/21.

“Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.”

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