Female theft duo sought

POLICE are hunting a pair of female thieves who stole a handbag in Alfreton on Monday.

The incident happened at 1.20pm, in Home Bargains, on Institute Lane, when a 25-year old woman was shopping with her two small children. As she was helping her little girl, her black handbag, which contained a mobile phone, cash and keys, was snatched.

Both women are described as having long dark hair in pony tails. The first woman wore dark trousers, a cardigan and a purple vest top. The second, who was spotted on CCTV leaving with the stolen handbag, wore dark trousers, a grey top and carried a grey handbag.