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Police are hunting a grey-haired suspected thief who allegedly stole a purse from a shop, but when they posted the photo of the woman online nobody could see past the fact it looked the spit of Theresa May.
West Mercia Police posted the appeal after a victim had her wallet taken from a store in Hereford on the morning of 11 December last year.
The force today (12 January) released a CCTV image of the middle aged-looking suspect wearing a red jacket, which some thought looked similar to the one regularly donned by the former Prime Minister.
Social media users were quick to point out the resemblance to the current Tory MP for Maidenhead after the appeal was posted, joking that times must be hard for Theresa since she left Number 10.
One follower wrote on Facebook: "Bizarrely the following post shows a photo of Theresa May and it looks just like her especially the hair and red jacket."
Another added: "Looks like Theresa May fell on tough times after the Brexit fallout."
Someone else commented: "Oh Theresa, surely times aren't that hard. I'm sure Boris and his chums would lend you a fiver."
Officers who are tasked with investigating the theft explained the victim accidentally left her purse on the counter. Then, another woman put her newspaper over the top of it and left the shop.
A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: "We are appealing for information and releasing a CCTV image following a theft inside a Hereford store.
"On Friday 11 December at around 10.30am, a woman had been in the store on Whitecross Road when it is understood that she left her wallet on the counter before leaving.
"At around the same time it is believed another woman put a newspaper on top of the wallet and then took both the paper and wallet. She then left the shop.
"We are appealing to anyone who may recognise the woman pictured in the CCTV image to get in touch with us as she may be able to help with our enquiries.
"Anyone with information is asked to report it online here or call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting crime reference 22/105107/20.
"Alternatively, information can be given to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111."
Featured Image Credit: SWNS
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