Cyclist thief stole handbag as he rode past woman in Northampton


A thieving cyclist took a handbag from a woman’s shoulder as she walked to work in Northampton.

The victim was walking along St Edmunds Street at about 6.30am on New Year’s Eve when her bag was taken.

The thief rode up behind her on a bike and grabbed the bag from her shoulder as he rode past. He then rode off towards Billing Road.

Witnesses, or anyone who knows anything about this incident can call Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at