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Sheffield pensioner purse theft - man arrested

Pamela Roddis

Pamela Roddis

A man has handed himself into police in Bridlington after a Sheffield woman whose bag was snatched died four days later.

Officers from Humberside Police, who are investigating the theft, issued an appeal for information about the alleged thief and said they’d had a ‘huge response’ from members of the public.

They put out CCTV footage of a cyclist wanted to speak to in connection with the theft and today a man handed himself in.

Pamela Roddis, aged 73, from Sheffield, was on holiday in the resort when she was targeted.

She was sitting in her mobility scooter on the Promenade when the thief allegedly struck.

Pamela returned home to Brunswick Gardens retirement village in Woodhouse, Sheffield, immediately, but sadly died four days later after suffering a brain haemorrhage.

A Humberside Police spokesman said: “A 32-year-old Bridlington man is in police custody this morning for theft, following an appeal for help yesterday in the Bridlington area.

“An appeal for witnesses went out yesterday asking people to help officers identify a man shown in some CCTV footage.

“A 32-year-old man handed himself in to the police this morning and is now under arrest.

The spokesman added: “Thank you everyone who contacted the police yesterday with information, it is truly appreciated.”

 

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