Brigg shopping bag thief gets bizarre surprise

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Police are asking for people in Brigg to remain vigilant after a woman had a bag stolen as she walked to her art class.

Shortly before 10am on Monday February 17 a woman was walking along College Yard, Brigg, when she appeared to have been pushed from behind and to the side, causing her to lose her balance.

When the woman arrived at her art class she realised that her bag had been stolen. However this was unlucky for the thief as it contained a selection of leaves required for the class. There was nothing of any value in the bag.

Although nothing of value was stolen, police would like people to remain vigilant as the intention to steal was there and, this caused the woman to be quite shaken following the incident. She was not injured.

Incidents of this kind are rare in Brigg, however people are asked to keep valuables safe when out and about.

Anyone with information about any suspicious activity in the area of College Yard, Brigg, at the time this incident took place is asked to call Humberside Police on 101 quoting crime reference BN/2027668/2014.