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  • 23 March 2014, 1:47

'Good Samaritan' Steals Collapsed Woman's Purse

CCTV images have been released after a woman had her purse stolen as she lay unconscious after suffering a seizure.

West Midlands Police want to trace two women in connection with the incident in Summer Row in Birmingham city centre on Saturday, February 22.

The 25-year-old victim blacked out and collapsed, and the pair - who at first appeared to be Good Samaritans - went to help.

"The thief pretended to be looking through the woman's bag in an attempt to find medication but the purse was then found to have gone," said PC David Horton, from Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter police team.

"It's not clear if the two women were together or if one of the women was indeed trying to help, but we ask people to help us trace the women pictured in order to help with our enquiries."

The victim recovered after her seizure.

Police want anyone with information to call Birmingham Central Police Station by dialling 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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