February 3, 2011 12.43 pm This story is over 157 months old

Pensioner’s bag snatched on High Street

Purse snatcher: Police appeal for information after a 72-year-old woman had her handbag snatched in the street in Lincoln.

Police are looking for a young man who allegedly snatched a handbag from a 72-year-old woman on the High Street on Wednesday evening.

This incident took place just before 6pm on February 2 outside Edinburgh Woollen Mill, near the Stonebow on the High Street, Lincoln.

Police say a man on a bicycle came up behind the woman, snatched her handbag and then rode off. The handbag was later found in Sincil Street, but cash and bank cards had been taken.

The offender is described as in his 20s, tall and slim. He was wearing a black beanie hat, a dark jacket and dark trousers.

Anyone who witnessed this incident, or who has any information is asked to call Lincolnshire Police on or 0300 111 0300 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Source: Lincolnshire Police