Hull: Victim pushed over and handbag stolen

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12th June 2018

Hull: Victim pushed over and handbag stolen

Police want to trace a man riding a distinctive green children’s bicycle in connection with an alleged robbery in Hull on 8 June 2018.

A 55-year-old woman was walking along a public footpath outside properties on Walworth Close around 4.30pm, when the suspect rode up to her.

The man, who was wearing a black tracksuit, pushed the woman before allegedly grabbing her wrist and forced the handbag from her hand. He rode off down an alleyway with it in the direction of Cricklewood Walk.

The woman was shaken but unhurt. The suspect has been described as white, about 18-years-old, slim with light brown hair.

Police are asking anyone who lives nearby to check their gardens or walkways for the large brown handbag that may have been discarded. Money, two pairs of glasses, a Samsung mobile phone, two gold rings and bank cards were all in the bag.

Can you help? Call 101 quoting reference 16/62024/18.