Two men arrested over Oswestry Aldi purse snatch

By Jonny Drury | Oswestry | Crime | Published:

Two men have been arrested by police investigating the theft of a purse from a pensioner in an Oswestry supermarket.

The Aldi store in Oswestry. Photo: Google StreetView.

Police shared CCTV footage after the incident on October 24, when two men approached an 87-year-old woman in Aldi on Oswald Road, one of them distracting her.

Officers have now confirmed that two men are in police custody.

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "West Mercia Police has today arrested two people in connection with a theft in Aldi in Oswald Road, Oswestry, on October 24, 2017.

"Two people, a man in his 30s and a man in his 40s, have been arrested on suspicion of theft and remain in police custody at this time."

The theft grabbed national attention, and prompted a JustGiving page to be set up to raise money for the unfortunate victim.

There was a target of £200 but it eventually raised more than £4,500.

Jonny Drury

By Jonny Drury

Senior reporter covering Oswestry and Mid Wales.


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