Police seek Kirkby bag-snatcher

A SATURDAY shopping trip to Kirkby turned sour when a robber attacked a woman in her car and stole her handbag.

The 62-year-old had returned to her car in the Hodgkinson Road car park, after shopping in Kirkby town centre, at around 1pm on Saturday 27th August, when a man opened her passenger door.

DC David Sadler said: “The gutsy victim, who suffered a stroke last year, tried to fight back, but the man shoved her away and snatched her handbag. He then fled in the direction of the Festival Hall.”

Inside the bag was £200 in cash, bank cards, a red velvet purse featuring a tassel on the zip, a black purse with pink roses on it and a mobile phone in a purple/pink plastic holder.

The suspect is described as a slim white man in his late twenties/early thirties. He is about 5ft 10ins tall with short dark hair, stubble and a dirty complexion.

He had a local accent and was wearing a dark top and bottoms and dirty looking white trainers.

A physical trait of note is that the man appeared to speak out of the corner of his mouth and had dirty uneven teeth, with one canine tooth longer than the other teeth. 

Anyone who witnessed the attack or has any information about the man or the missing handbag, is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 0300 300 99 99 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.