Police appeal after attempted handbag snatch

Dunstanburgh Close in Oxclose in Washington.
Dunstanburgh Close in Oxclose in Washington.
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Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted handbag snatch in Washington

The incident happened around 5.10pm on Monday, August 31 in Dunstanburgh Close in Oxclose in Washington.

A man approached a 25-year-old woman and tried to grab her handbag. He made off empty handed.

Officers are carrying out enquiries into the incident and appealing for any witnesses.

The offender is described as white, 5ft 4-5” tall, medium build, with blonde short spikey hair and bluey green eyes. He was wearing a blue polo shirt.

Anyone with information is urged to get in contact with Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 839 310815 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.