Woman in her 80s threatened by Lincoln handbag thief

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A woman in her 80s was threatened by a man in Lincoln who swiped her handbag.

The thief took the handbag from a home on Westwick Gardens in Lincoln on Monday, January 15.

Police said the elderly lady was threatened by the offender.

He is described as white, six foot tall, aged in his 20s or 30s.

He was believed to have been wearing black clothing including a black baseball cap. He left in the direction of “The Backies”.

Anyone who believes they may have seen the offender is being asked to call 101 with incident number 279 of January 15.