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Thief stole woman's handbag as she waited at traffic lights
6:00am Wednesday 18th September 2013 in News
AN audacious thief snatched a woman’s handbag from her car as she waited at traffic lights.
Katy Towers, who works at United Utilities in Great Sankey was seconds from arriving at a Volkswagen garage in Bolton, when a woman opened her near side front door, telling her she had a flat tyre.
The woman then grabbed her handbag from the foot well and ran off on September 9.
Miss Towers, who was driving to get her car serviced at the time, said: “I was stopped in a queue of traffic and I don’t know where the woman came from. I got out of my car and ran after her.
“She ran down the road and into the underpass. As I ran after her I fell down the stairs leading to the underpass.
“At first I didn’t realise I had hurt my leg but then I couldn’t walk on it and I spent the afternoon in A&E.”
She shouted to other people in the underpass to stop the woman and her bag was returned. She is unsure if the thief dropped the bag or whether a passerby retrieved it. Only her make-up bag was missing.
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