Owners of stolen purses in Christchurch urged to come forward after man convicted of theft
A man has been charged with the theft of two purses in Christchurch - with police urging the owners of the stolen items to come forward.
43-year-old Robert Russo pleaded guilty to stealing the purses and was convicted at Bournemouth Magistrates Court.
Police Constable David Williams of Christchurch Police said: "One of the items is made of soft dark tan leather and has a gold coloured clasp.
"The second one - a light tn coloured soft leather purse - has a long looped strap, is of a well known designer make, has a motif badge and the designer's emblem embossed in the leather.
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"Both purses are approximately seven inches long and four inches high.
"I would like to hear from anyone who had a purse of either descriptions stolen or who thinks that they have lost such an item."
Witnesses or anyone with information should contact Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 04:308.