Rush-hour mugger tried to take woman's handbag - The Rugby Observer

Rush-hour mugger tried to take woman's handbag

Rugby Editorial 5th Dec, 2019   0

A MUGGER hit a woman and tried to take her handbag at around 5pm last night (Wednesday December 4).

The victim, a woman in her late teens, was walking down Abbey Street when she was approached an unknown man who tried to snatch her bag.

In the ensuing struggle, the would-be robber hit her in the face.

The offender, who left the scene empty-handed in the direction of Murray Road, is male, of medium build, around 6ft 3in tall and wearing a long dark coat with his face covered.

Police are investigating and would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident, saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time, or has dash-cam footage of the incident.

Call DC 1517 Katherine Brock in Rugby CID on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 337 of December 4.

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