Can you identify would-be bag thief in Mansfield?

News update...
News update...

Police are investigating an attempted handbag theft in Mansfield which happened on Thursday 15 January 2015.

A woman in her 40s was walking along Coronation Drive, near to Pump Hollow Road in Mansfield at 8.10pm. A man approached her from behind and tried to grab her handbag.

The victim set off a personal attack alarm, which she was carrying in her pocket. The loud sound caused the thief to run off empty-handed towards Pump Hollow Lane.

He is described as white, in his 20’s, 5’3” tall, of skinny build and wearing scruffy dark clothes, trainers and glasses with round frames.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting 776 of 15 January 2015 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.