Attempted theft of bag

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A MAN who pretended to help a shopper tried to steal a handbag.

The man who has been described as white, in his 50s with short dark grey hair and a beard, attempted to take the bag while he was helping a shopper with their trolley.

The incident took place near the Morrisons store in Bedford Street around 3.30pm on April 16.

The man was also said to be wearing a dark grey jacket and black trousers.

Anyone who saw anything should call Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial number 1665 of 16/04.

The previous day a victim reported the theft of their purse from a shop in the same street.

Again anyone who knows anything about this crime should call 101.