A man has been arrested after a shopper had her bag snatched.
The woman, was walking along Woods Terrace at about 12 o’clock on Friday when a man approached her from behind and grabbed the small, pink, zipped bag she was carrying before escaping.
The 31-year-old victim was left shaken but uninjured by the incident.
The bag contained a small amount of money and banks cards.
Police have now arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of robbery and in connection with a house burglary.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has information that could help identify the man responsible, can contact Peterlee CID via 101.