Attempted handbag snatch in Honiton

Police are appealing for witnesses to trace an unknown female who attempted to steal a shopper’s handbag in Honiton yesterday.

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a woman tried to steal a shopper’s handbag in Honiton yesterday.

The incident occurred in New Street outside the Lloyds TSB bank yesterday (Monday, January 17) and was reported to police at 7pm.

The female shopper involved reported that she had felt her bag being touched and pushed away the female perpetrator before running across the road to get away.

The perpetrator involved is described as white, 5ft5, skinny build with straggly red hair and is thought to be between 30 to 45 years of age.

Enquiries are ongoing and police are appealing for witnesses to come forward by calling Crimestoppers on 0800555111 or police on 08452777444 quoting 76217/1/2011.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter