Police have launched an investigation after a pensioner’s purse was stolen while she was shopping in Driffield.
The 89 year old fell victim to a criminal who stole the purse from her bag while she was in Rafters on Middle Street.
Business owner Andy Rafter was so outraged by the theft that he placed a warning on the social network facebook.
It said: “To the female that just stole a purse from the bag of an 89 year old lady in our shop an hour ago I suggest you go buy some hair dye. I have a perfect CCTV image of you which I have just handed to the police #yourenicked.”
The message quickly went viral and was shared to thousands of internet users across Facebook and Twitter.
And offers of donations rapidly flooded in to replace the money stolen from the pensioner.
For the full story, see next week’s Driffield Times and Post.
Click on the word Rafters to see the facebook link