Pensioner suffers heart attack after purse snatched

An 86-year-old woman suffered a heart attack moments after a couple stole her purse.

The victim was shopping for greetings cards at a post office in Castle Donington, Leicestershire, when she became the target of the thieves.

CCTV footage shows the woman being distracted by a man while his female accomplice takes the purse from inside her handbag.

The pair fled in a vehicle which was being driven by a third person. Shortly after the theft, on September 1, the victim suffered a heart attack.

After a week in hospital she was discharged and is now recovering at home.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 1917 Michael Steer on 101, quoting crime reference number 18*417277.

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