Woman hurt in attempted mugging

First published in News

DETECTIVES are appealing for information after a woman was injured during an attempted robbery.

The victim, a 23-year-old York woman, suffered grazed knees, a cut to her leg and a swollen thumb when she held onto her handbag as a man tried to snatch it from her on Bishopthorpe Road in the city.

The victim was making her way home from work at around 2.50am last Tuesday when she was approached from behind by a man on a mountain bike, as she reached the junction with Richardson Street.

The man attempted to snatch the bag from her grasp and despite being pulled to the ground she managed to hold on to it. The man then cycled off empty-handed in the direction of the city centre.

The man was in his 20s, and between 5ft 7in and 6ft tall. He was wearing black trousers and a black hoodie with the hood pulled up.

Contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option two – and ask for Rebecca Hughes.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree