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Police appeal for Cheryl Cole lookalike after handbag theft in O’Neills, St Albans
Police are appealing to trace a Cheryl Cole lookalike, who may have had make up stolen from her handbag, while drinking in a St Albans pub.
The victim, a woman with dark hair was standing at the bar in O'Neills in Victoria Street shortly after 1am. While at the bar it is thought a man rummaged in her handbag which she had placed on the bar.
The woman, who is described as a double of the TV personality, then noticed this and checked her handbag.
Later the man left the pub with another man.They were then seen to get rid of a Benefit make-up box, which was later recovered by police.
Two men including a 34-year-old from London and a 21-year-old from Luton were arrested in connection with this incident and have been bailed until September 21.
Detective Sergeant Carolyn Taylder, who is investigating the incident, said: "Although we have arrested and bailed two men in connection with this incident, we are very keen to trace this woman as we believe she may have vital information.
"Firstly we would like to stress that this woman is not in any trouble. We want to speak with her as we believe she may be able to assist us.
"This lady is very attractive and on Friday night/Saturday morning she was wearing her hair down and was carrying what appeared to be a very distinctive leopard print handbag with a strap. This was the bag placed on the bar.
"She may also be missing a box of Benefit make up."
Anyone with information should contact DS Carolyn Taylder on 01727 796369 quoting crime reference number: F1/13/2580 or alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.