Woman robbed in Kettering street

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A woman bravely fought to keep hold of her handbag before being overpowered by two men during a street robbery.

Police are appealing for information about the robbery in Wellington Street, Kettering, sometime between 2.10am and 2.30am on the morning of Sunday, August 18.

The victim was walking home following a night out when she was approached by a man who, speaking in a foreign accent, demanded she hand over the purse from her handbag.

A police spokesman said: “The woman refused to hand over her bag and then became aware of a second man standing behind her.

“The first man then took hold of the woman’s right arm and tried to take the handbag from her using force.

“A slight struggle followed, the second man then grabbed hold of the woman’s arm and at this point she let the handbag go. The men then ran off.”

The first offender is white, 5ft 9in, in his late twenties to early thirties, of medium build with dark brown hair.

His accent may have been middle eastern or eastern European and he wore a dark hooded jacket and dark trousers, possibly jeans.

There is no description for the second man.

Any witnesses to the robbery can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.