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Thieves steal £5K from Langho woman's bag
A BUSINESS woman striving to open a new nursery in Langho said £5,000 was stolen when her handbag was snatched from her car.
Alison Sanderson had been applying the finishing touches to the newest branch of the Daisy Chain nursery, at the converted old Methodist Church, in Whalley New Road,when thieves opened the door of her white Range Rover and stole her bag from the footwell.
Mrs Sanderson said the money had been in her bag, as she had collected it from her two nurseries in Ingol and Leyland ready to pay into the bank to cover her wage bill.
The 42-year-old said: “I am really angry that this happened.
“Surely, in this day and age you should be able to leave your car unlocked for at least a couple of minutes without something thinking they can help themselves to your belongings.
“I had been in the nursery collecting all the packaging from the new toys ready to put in the car and take to the tip.
“I always lock the car but that day I was just momentarily side tracked.
“I only realised my handbag with all my banking, keys and cards had gone when I went to leave.”
Alison, who lives in Waterbarn Road, Balderstone, had been planning to head to the bank on the way to the tip when the theft took place on Tuesday.
New CCTV cameras fitted to the entrance captured a young looking man and a woman open the car door and take the handbag around at 6.30pm on Tuesday.
Alison said: “I really hope the police catch the people who stole my bag. They haven’t just stolen from me, they have taken my bill money and my employees wages.
“Crime like this has a massive affect on the victim.”
A police spokesman said: “We have received a report about a handbag theft from a vehicle on July 31.
“We are now investigating and will be looking at CCTV footage from the area.
“I appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious to call police on 101 with any information.”