CCTV image released in connection with Spalding robbery

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UPDATE THURSDAY 4PM: Police have today issued a CCTV image of a couple they wish to trace in connection with a robbery in Spalding.

A woman’s handbag was stolen in the early hours of this morning near Gibbons Cycle Shop in Winsover Road.

The man and woman police wnat to trace are described as being both in their 20s, about 5ft 6in tall, slim built and they spoke with English accents.

Anyone with information should call DC Steven Nesbit of Spalding CID on 101, quoting incident nuber 4 of May 16, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

THURSDAY 9.30AM: A couple stole a woman’s handbag in a street robbery in Spalding in the early hours of today.

The victim, a 23-year-old local woman, was shaken but unhurt in the incident near Gibbons cycle shop on Winsover Road.

Police are now trying to trace the couple involved – a man and woman in their twenties.

The man wore a light coloured hoodie and the woman was wearing a dark coloured, chequered jacket.

The robbery took place shortly after midnight, but the couple were seen earlier in Spalding town centre.

Community policing inspector Jim Tyner said: “Although still relatively rare in Spalding, this is a nasty crime and we need the public’s help in catching those responsible as soon as possible.”

As well as calling police with sightings of the couple – and possibly their names and addresses – witnesses are asked to look out for the pink and black handbag that was stolen as it may have been discared and hold vital clues.

Anyone with information can call Spalding Police Station on 101 or give information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.