Woman’s handbag snatched in street

Police news.
Police news.

Police are appealing for information and witnesses after a woman had her bag snatched by three men in Sleaford.

Sleaford Police state the robbery took place on Wednesday December 17 at around 7.15pm when a 23-year-old woman was in the Southgate/Station Road area of Sleaford, close to the entrance to Nag’s Head Passage beside the Beer and Bean pub.

They say three men approached her and stole her handbag. The black handbag, which had a silver buckle and was bearing a “Sea Life” badge, contained items such as her purse and keys.

A detailed description was not able to be given but one of the suspects is described as wearing a hooded top. All three men are said to have run off after the robbery either over the railway crossing towards London Road or back towards the railway station.

Police say the woman was not injured in the incident but was very shaken up. She was helped by members of the public in the immediate aftermath.

If you witnessed the robbery, or saw the suspects afterwards, or were one of the people who helped the woman, contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident 434 of 17/12/2014. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.