Attempted bag snatch in York
11:47am 24th November 2009
(Updated 11:49am 24th November 2009)
Residents in Acomb are being asked to be on their guard following an attemted bag-snatch there.
It happened yesterday evening at around a 6:45pm on Front Street.
A 58 year old woman was approchaed from behind by a man who tried but failed to steal her bag.
The offender is described as being approximately 5’6 tall, of a thin build and aged in his mid-twenties. He was wearing a black hooded jacket with light coloured flashes on the sleeves and light coloured trousers.
He ran off empty-handed, is believed to have fallen to the floor as a result of the incident so may have suffered minor injuries.
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