Police hunt suspected purse thief

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DERBYSHIRE Constabulary launched searches with a police helicopter and ground unit after a suspected intruder allegedly snatched a purse from a Chesterfield school.

The male suspect reportedly struck at St Peter and St Paul School, on Hady Hill, about 2.50pm, today, May 12, and fled the property down a nearby bridal path.

A police spokesman said: “The suspected offender allegedly stole a red purse belonging to a member of staff who gave chase with others.”

Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident are urged to call police on 0345 123 3333 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.