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Police in Luton are appealing for information following handbag snatch

October 20, 2014, 1:30 pm

Police in Luton are appealing for information from the public after a resident had her handbag snatched from her on Wednesday, October 15.

The incident happened in an alleyway off Toddington Road that leads to Hockwell Ring at approximately 12.35pm.

The 62 year old victim had initially noticed the offender as she walked through Sundon Park when the man had asked her for the time.

Shortly after she arrived at the alleyway and felt a tug on her bag before the man pushed her to the ground and grabbed her bag.

The man is described as white, 56” to 58” tall, with a slim build, in his late 20s to early 30s. He wore a beige beanie hat, a black jacket, black jeans and white training shoes.

Detective Constable David Elias, said: “The victim has been left shaken and slightly bruised by this experience. This man had clearly followed the victim over several roads before grabbing her bag and I would urge anyone who was out in the Sundon Park area on Wednesday lunchtime to contact the police if they can help identify the offender.”

Anyone with information relating to this incident can contact DC Elias, in confidence, at Luton Police Station, on 01582 394376, or Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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