Woman caught on camera stealing handbag from Sheffield car while owner's back is turned

A brazen thief was caught on camera stealing a handbag from the boot of a car in Sheffield during broad daylight.

Friday, 10th January 2020, 10:05 am
Updated Friday, 10th January 2020, 10:05 am

The woman, who was dressed in black and believed to have been aged in her 50s, struck on Ashbourne Road, Handsworth, at around 1.40pm yesterday.

A woman left her car boot open as she was in the process of removing shopping while saying goodbye to relatives.

As she was on her driveway, just a few metres way from her car, a woman walked up to the vehicle, took her handbag and walked off – in a move all captured on a CCTV camera in the street.

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A brazen thief struck in Handsworth, Sheffield

The footage has been shared online in a bid to help police identify the culprit.

The victim’s son, Rhys Kenyon, 20, found most of his mother’s belongings in a bin on nearby Laverack Street after he tracked her phone using the ‘Find My iPhone’ app.

He said he was ‘disgusted’ at the thief, who stole his mother’s bank cards.

“My mum had been shopping at Crystal Peaks with my grandparents and was in the process of unloading her car while saying goodbye to them when this woman just walked up to the boot, took the bag and walked off – all in broad daylight while my mum was just a few metres away,” he said.

“I cannot believe how brazen she was. It is disgusting.”

He added: “I am glad her actions were caught on CCTV because hopefully someone will recognise her.”

Call South Yorkshire Police on 101.