Handbag stolen from Wirksworth library

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Police are appealing for information following the theft of a handbag in Wirksworth.

On Saturday, December 7 a women’s handbag was removed from the back of her chair in the library on Coldwell Street, Wirksworth.

The leather handbag contained bank cards, cash and a sentimental gold chain.

A witness saw a man acting suspiciously in the library at the time of the crime which took place between 11:30am and 12.

He was described as white, mid to late twenties and around 5’6” tall.

He had short dark hair and dark eyes, and was wearing a leather jacket and dark trousers.

Anyone with information about the theft or the suspicious man is asked to contact PC Guy Parker on the non-emergency 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.