December 16, 2010 9.47 am This story is over 159 months old

Handbag thief at large

In the wild: Police are looking for the perpetrator of a handbag theft from a young woman.

Police are looking for a suspect after a 18-year-old woman from Lincoln was robbed of her handbag while walking down the street.

On December 15 at about 5.30pm, the woman was walking along Rookery Lane and was nearly level with Boultham Park gates when a man came up behind her.

He pulled her black leather handbag from her shoulder and ran off. The woman was not injured, although she was shocked by her ordeal.

The handbag contained a purse, cash, bank card, mobile phone and keys, and the offender made off along Rookery Lane towards Newark Road.

The offender was only seen from the back and is believed to be a male but could have been a female.

He/she is described as about 5ft 11” tall and of stocky build, wearing jeans and a dark hooded top.

Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 0300 111 0300 quoting incident number 80 of December 15.

Source: Lincolnshire Police