Bag snatcher sought
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.