Thieves twice try to steal woman’s handbag in Kettering

Thieves tried to steal a woman's handbag twice during an attempted robbery in Kettering
Thieves tried to steal a woman's handbag twice during an attempted robbery in Kettering

Thieves tried to steal a woman’s handbag twice during an attempted robbery in Kettering.

The woman was walking along London Road at about 7.45am on Saturday, June 6, when she was approached from behind by two men close to the junction with Boddington Road.

One of the men grabbed her handbag and tried to pull it off her shoulder, but the woman managed to hold on to it.

The two men then had an argument with each other before one of them tried again to take the woman’s bag.

Again, their attempt was unsuccessful and they ran away into Netherfield Road when the woman shouted at them.

Both men were white, in their early 20s, about 5ft 8in and of average build.

One wore grey tracksuit tops and bottoms and had short brown shaven hair, while the other wore a pale blue tracksuit top which was hooded, pale blue tracksuit bottoms and large, black rimmed, sunglasses.

Witnesses, or anyone who knows anything about this incident, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.