Lady Bay - West Bridgford



Beware the purse-snatchers

Police warning

Nottinghamshire Constabulary have released the following alert regarding purse snatches in West Bridgford.


Please be aware that there have been a number of purse snatches on Central Avenue, West Bridgford over the last few weeks. Take extra care when shopping, shops are busier in the run up to Christmas, with people carrying larger amounts of cash in their purses.

12/11/14 – 11.30am from Iceland – was in a zipped compartment in a trolley, when getting to the tills, the pocket was open and purse was gone.

17/11/14 – 1pm from Oxfam or Boots – victim believes someone bumped in to her, apologised and carried on. Victim realised her purse had gone when she got to the tills.

8/12/14 – whilst shopping on Central Avenue, believes it wouldn’t have fallen out of her bag as it was at the bottom of the handbag which has a flap over it. 

Message sent by

Emma Williams (Police, PCSO 4780, Rushcliffe North)