Thief snatches 75-year-old woman’s handbag

A woman had her bag snatched in Kettering on Tuesday evening.
A woman had her bag snatched in Kettering on Tuesday evening.

A thief grabbed a pensioner’s handbag when she was on her way to visit a friend.

The incident happened at about 7.30pm on Tuesday evening when the 75-year-old victim had just entered the garden of a friend’s home in Balfour Street, Kettering.

After grabbing the bag, the man ran off in the direction of Bath Road.

The offender is described as white, aged between 18 and 20, about 6ft and of slim build. He was wearing a long-sleeved navy blue jacket, with the hood pulled up over his face, and matching dark-coloured bottoms and trainers.

Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information, is asked to phone Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.