Hunt for bag snatcher after woman robbed in busy shopping street

Police are hunting a robber after a shopper had her bag snatched in a busy area of Murton.

Friday, 20th May 2016, 3:02 pm
Updated Friday, 20th May 2016, 4:36 pm
Police are hunting a bag snatcher who struck in Murton

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.

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The thief is described as being in his 20s to 30s and of slim build.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has information that could help identify the man responsible, can contact Peterlee CID via 101.