Sunderland woman has handbag snatched

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A WOMAN had her handbag snatched in a Sunderland alleyway.

The 51-year-old was walking along an alley off Cromwell Street, near to Borneo Bistro, in Millfield, on Sunday night when a man approached her.

He grabbed her handbag and ran off.

The woman was uninjured, but left shaken by the attack.

The theft took place at about 7.40pm.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 03456 043 043, extension 69191.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.