Thief snatches handbag from woman, 87, in Rothwell

A handbag was stolen from an 87-year-old woman in Rothwell.

Wednesday, 25th October 2017, 3:42 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:16 pm
Police are appealing for witnesses to the theft

The victim was sitting at the bus stop in Desborough Road, Rothwell, with a friend when a man approached her and asked her for some change before snatching her handbag.

He made off in a red car towards Desborough.

The offender is described as slim, white, 5ft 10in, with combed back, short, brown hair, clean shaven and wore a dark jacket and grey trousers.

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The incident took place between 2.40pm and 3.20pm on Sunday, October 22.

Anyone with information about the theft can contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.