Bag snatcher sought

16/03/2020

An e-fit image has been released of a man police wish to speak to

Thames Valley Police has released an e-fit image of a man they wish to speak to following the theft of a woman’s bag and its contents in Banbury.

The 57-year-old victim was walking along Kingsway towards the entrance of Leigh Grove when she was approached by a man.  The man asked her for a cigarette but when she told him she did not have one he changed the request to a pound.   As the victim opened her bag to give him a pound the man snatched the bag from her arm.   He ran off in the direction of Beargarden Road.

The bag included a number of contents including keys, cash and a passport.  The incident happened at around 7.15pm on Friday 6 March.

Investigating officer PC Amy Boughton based at Banbury police station said: “I am appealing for any witnesses of this incident, or anyone who saw a man matching the e-fit and description in the area at the time to get in touch.

The offender is described as a white man, around 5ft 10ins tall, and slim. He was wearing a black bomber jacket, blue wash denim jeans and white trainers.

You can make a report online, or by calling 101 quoting the reference 43200077490.  Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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