CCTV released after attempted bag snatch in Northumberland

CCTV has been released of a man who approached a woman from behind and tried to grab her handbag.
CCTV has been released of a man who approached a woman from behind and tried to grab her handbag.
0
Have your say

Police investigating an attempted bag snatch in Northumberland are releasing CCTV images of a man they want to trace.

At 6.10pm on Wednesday, May 27, a 74-year-old woman was walking along Front Street West in Bedlington, when a man approached her from behind and tried to grab her handbag.

He was unable to take the bag and ran off down Front Street West empty handed.

The woman was left shaken but unharmed by the attack.

Enquiries are ongoing into the incident and officers are releasing CCTV images of a man they want to identify and speak to in connection with the incident.

He was in the area around the time of the incident and may have information that could help with the investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 921 27/05/15 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.