Two thieves stole a woman’s handbag while they sat behind her in a busy café.

Met Police were called to reports of a theft at Costa coffee on Clive Parade, near Pinner Road, Northwood at around 3.45pm last Saturday.

Two people sat behind the victim as she talked with her husband before stealing her handbag.

The victim claims her phone was turned off shortly after the theft and at least nine transactions were made on her credit and debit cards within 30 minutes.

Her bag also contained store cards, a driving licence and John Lewis vouchers given as wedding presents.

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101.