January 17, 2012 4.34 pm This story is over 123 months old

Lincoln woman punched in the face and robbed

Violent theft: A man punched a woman in the face before stealing her handbag outside Chicken Cottage.

A 19-year-old woman has been punched in the face and robbed outside Chicken Cottage in Lincoln on Monday night at around 10:30pm.

The woman was approached from behind by a man on a bicycle who tried to snatch her handbag on Wigford Way.

The offender punched the woman in the face when she resisted, eventually riding off with the victim’s bag.

Riding a silver bike, the man is described as white, quite thin and with dark hair and stubble. He was wearing a knee length brown leather jacket with a fur-edged hood and possibly jeans.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward with any information on the offender as soon as possible.

Contact DC Samantha Moss at Lincoln CID via the 101 non-emergency number, or by calling independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.

Source: Lincolnshire Police | Photo: Google Street View