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Attempted bag snatch in York

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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