A woman had her bag snatched as she was waiting for a bus in Northampton this morning, police have revealed.
The robbery happened in Spencer Bridge Road at around 6am when the 57-year-old victim was waiting at a bus stop.
Police say the robber sneaked up from behind her and snatched her handbag from her shoulder.
A force spokesman said: “The victim fell to the ground and grazed her hands and knees. The offender then ran off in the direction of Victoria Park and Baring Road.
“The offender is described as slim and wearing a grey hooded top with the hood up.”
Police are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have been driving past at the time and witnessed the incident or saw the suspect in the area.
The black leather handbag that was stolen may have been left nearby and anyone who finds it is asked to contact the police as soon as possible.