Witnesses are being sought after a man tried to snatch a woman's handbag in Northampton

A man described as having 'Elvis-style hair' grabbed hold of a woman's handbag in an attempted robbery in Northampton.

Monday, 20th March 2017, 12:24 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:52 am
Witnesses are being sought by Northamptonshire Police after a man tried to snatch a woman's handbag in Northampton. Photo: Google Maps.

On the evening of Wednesday, March 15, two women were waiting at the crossing on Wellingborough Road - opposite St Edmund’s Street - and noticed a man standing next to them.

As they crossed the road, the offender grabbed one of the women’s handbag, but in a bid to keep her possessions safe, a struggle ensued and the man ran off down St Edmund’s Street towards Cliftonville.

The woman managed to keep hold of her bag.

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The offender is described as 5ft 8inches to 5ft 10inches tall and aged between 25-30 years old with olive skin.

He also has a slim build and black hair swept back in an old-fashioned 'Elvis-style', and was wearing a black fitted jacket and black trousers.

Witnesses can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 111 555.