January 5, 2011 11.54 am This story is over 153 months old

Police hunt for local purse thief

Bag thief: Police are appealing for information after a woman’s handbag was stolen near the football ground.

Police are looking for information regarding a woman who was robbed in Lincoln.

The incident happened on January 4 at around 5.45pm, in Sincil Bank.

The woman, aged 29, was walking alongside the football ground when a man approached her from behind.

He grabbed her around the neck and then stolen her handbag, containing her purse, credit and debit cards and a Nokia mobile phone.

The offender was wearing a dark jacket and has a local accent.

Anyone with any information should call Lincolnshire Police on 0300 111 0300 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Source: Lincolnshire Police | Photo: Google Streetview