At around 2.30pm on Wednesday 2 June 2021, a woman entered a bottle shop on Guildford Road in Maylands and made a purchase using a stolen bank card. Only one hour earlier, a purse containing the bank card had been stolen from a shopper’s handbag which was hanging from the shopper’s shoulder while she was in a supermarket.

A further 14 purchases were made using the stolen bank card at various stores in Maylands on the same day.

Police have released a CCTV image of a woman who they believe may be able to assist them with their investigation.

The woman is described as: brown skinned, slim build, with black hair tied back and between 30 to 40 years of age. She was wearing a black adidas T-shirt, black trousers, blue and white striped sliders and carrying a black handbag.

If you have any information about the identity of this woman or details of this offence please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at You can remain anonymous if you wish and rewards are available once charges are laid.   Please quote Reference Number 10145.

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