A man tried to wrench a woman’s handbag from her shoulder as she walked along a Ripon street yesterday evening. (Tuesday, December 22)
The woman was walking alone along Firby Lane at around 6.20pm when the suspect approached the 47-year-old woman from behind and made an attempt to snatch her bag.
The victim resisted and the suspect made off empty-handed towards Park Street.
Police are appealing for witnesses and information following the attempted robbery.
The suspect is described as 5ft 6”, of slight build, wearing dark trousers and a dark baggy hooded top.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any other information is urged to call North Yorkshire Police. Dial 101, press 2 and ask to speak to PC William Brownbridge.
Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Quote reference number 2150226828 when passing on information.