Attempted theft of elderly woman's handbag in Bristol city centre: Police appeal with CCTV footage

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By matt_2009 | Monday, December 10, 2012, 12:39

A man tried to snatch a woman's handbag from her in front of Marks and Spencer on The Horsefair, Bristol.

The attempted theft took place at around 8.45am on Tuesday, November 27.

A police spokesman said: "An elderly and vulnerable woman were approached from behind by a man in front of Marks and Spencer on Horsefair. He attempted to grab her handbag.

"The woman was with her elderly friend who struck the man and shouted for help. A young woman went to their assistance but was threatened by the man. He then made off empty handed."

Detective Constable Lucy Forde is investigating, she said: "The Horsefair is a busy place at this time of day and we are urging anyone with any information to come forward to assist us. This was a nasty attack on two elderly females, who were left very shocked and shaken by the incident.

"I am keen to speak to a white man, aged early 30's (pictured in CCTV). He was slim, around 6ft, with yellow teeth. He was unkempt and wearing a grey top, with a white/lighter grey hood worn up and dark trousers. He walked with a distinctive limp."

Anyone who has any information or who may have witnessed this incident is asked to call 101 or  contact through the website at: www.avonandsomerset.police.uk

      

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