Councillor steps in as thief makes off with elderly woman’s purse

An eagle-eyed councillor attempted to apprehend a thief on Tuesday (December 4) after he took an elderly lady’s purse from her bag. Conservative councillor Mary Mears, who represents Rottingdean Coastal ward, was meeting a friend for coffee at 11.45am on London Road, Brighton, when she noticed two men stood outside Admiral Casino pointing at an elderly lady and her bag at the bus stop.

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