Published: 15:03, 29 November 2019
| Updated: 18:31, 29 November 2019
Shoppers have been warned to be vigilant after reports of thieves posing as charity fundraisers.
On Saturday, November 23, a woman knocked on the window of a car in Sainsburys' car park on Linden Park Road, Tunbridge Wells, and asked the people inside to sign a fundraising petition.
As she leaned into the car with a clipboard it is alleged she stole a purse.
On the same day, two other thefts were reported by drivers at the Waitrose car park in Church Road, Paddock Wood, after a woman approached them and leaned in.
She is described as being white, around 25-years old, slim, with brown hair and a foreign accent, believed to be eastern European.
She was wearing blue jeans and a white anorak.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 01622 604 100, quoting 46/226905/19, or the anonymous Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555111 or by completing an online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org
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