Fallen woman has cash stolen while passers-by rush to her aid

Police

Police are appealing for information after a woman had an envelope with cash stolen in Sunderland.

A woman tripped and fell outside John Ramsden’s shop on Chester Road, at 3pm on Monday March 3.

As she fell an envelope containing cash dropped to the ground, and as a number of people helped her someone picked up the envelope and walked away from the scene with it.

Officers are carrying out enquiries and asking anyone who was in Chester Road on Monday afternoon to contact them.

Any witnesses should ring Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference: 804 030314.

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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