Face of bag thief suspect

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THIS is the face of the man suspected of snatching a mother’s handbag as she was busy caring for her baby.

The efit images has been released by police in Seaham as they search for the man who took the bag from a pushchair outside a house in Malborough in the town.

The theft happened between 10.45am and 10.50am on Tuesday when a man removed the 21-year-old’s bag from her baby’s pushchair while she took the child inside a house to visit a family member.

The bag was black with a gold zip along the top and it contained the victim’s purse with credit cards, a Samsung S3 mobile phone and many other valuable items.

A new description of the suspect has been issued alongside the efit, which states he is white, aged between 25 and 35, slim and around 5ft 6in tall.

He has acne scars on his cheeks, dark eyes and a broad, crooked nose, with dark cropped hair which is brushed forward.

He was wearing a navy padded jacket, which was medium in length, with a silver belt, dark jeans and dark shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to ring Seaham police via 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.