Woman mugged in Northampton church car park

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A robber snatched a handbag from a woman in a church car park in Northampton.

The 55-year-old woman was walking out of the car park behind the Abington Avenue United Reformed Church on Friday, February 21, shortly after 9.30pm, when a man approached her. He snatched a black leather handbag from her shoulder and ran off towards Roe Road.

The robber is described as white, 5ft 8in, with a slim build. He was wearing a three-quarter length woollen coat, a dark scarf around his face and dark gloves.

Witnesses, or anyone with information, can contact Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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