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Spate of thefts from people continues

Three purses and a backpack have been pinched from people within just 100 metres since Monday in Newbury Town Centre.

The thefts at the Kennet Centre, Bridge Street and two in the Market Place come as Thames Valley Police held a roadshow about community safety in the centre of Newbury yesterday.

On Monday between 3.30pm and 4.00pm a purse was stolen from a bag on Bridge Street. Potentially as little 20 minutes earlier a purse was also stolen from a bag between 12.50pm and 3.10pm in the Kennet Centre.

A purse was also stolen from a bag in the Market Place yesterday and backpack with a laptop was pinched last night in the same area.

Anyone with information should contact Thames Valley Police on 101.

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