Thief steals bag from woman in woods

A THIEF snatched a handbag from the handle of a pushchair as its owner walked through woods.

The 42-year-old woman was walking through the woods from Studfall Avenue shops to Cottingham Road, Corby, with a child in the pushchair.

The thief came from behind, took the barrel-shaped handbag and ran off towards the town centre.

The incident happened on Monday between 2.45pm and 3.15pm.

The thief was a man, about 5ft 8ins tall and slim, who was wearing a grey top with a hood and blue stripes on the sleeves and blue or black tracksuit bottoms.

Witnesses are asked to call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.