Knifeman in midnight bag snatch

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A THUG carrying a knife snatched a woman’s handbag during a late night attack.

A man and woman were walking along Blandford Street, in Sunderland city centre when a man, armed with what police believe may have been a knife, approached them and snatched the woman’s handbag.

The hooded robber then ran in the direction of Market Square.

He is described as in his early 30s, about 5ft 9in tall, of stocky build and was wearing a cap, a dark blue hooded top with the hood up, and dark tracksuit bottoms.

The robbery took place on Thursday at just after midnight.

Witnesses are urged to contact police.