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Man reported over purse theft

25 May 2019 8:01pm

A man has been reported over the alleged theft of a woman's purse at a Millicent pub.

Just before 9pm on Thursday 23 May, hotel staff contacted police after a woman dropped her purse in the gaming room of the pub and a man allegedly picked it up and put it down his pants before leaving.

The quick-thinking Millicent Police responded immediately and located the suspect at another hotel nearby.

As a result, a 65-year-old Millicent man was reported for theft and will be summonsed to appear in the Millicent Magistrates Court at a later date.

The purse, and all the cash it contained, was able to be returned to the owner.

Police are treating this as an opportunistic theft; the suspect and victim are not known to each other.