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Police appeal after attempted handbag snatch in Darlington
A WOMAN was left shaken after a man tried to snatch her handbag while she walked home alone.
The woman was approached by two young men while she walked home alone in Gladstone Street, near the junction with Greenbank Road, in Darlington, on Friday, October 4 at about 7.15pm.
As one of the men tried to snatch her handbag she instinctively kept hold of it and shouted: “Get off, get off.”
The two men then ran off empty handed towards a nearby back alley.
Both of them men are white and aged between 15 and 20. One robber is described as being 5ft 4in tall, slim build, wearing a black beanie hat, black tracksuit top, blue jeans and white trainers.
The other is medium build and was wearing a black hooded top, black tracksuit bottoms and white trainers.
PC John Forster said: “Although this type of incident is rare the female was obviously shook up at the time and police are keen to trace those responsible.
“The street was quite busy at the time and police believe people would have heard the lady shout towards the two males.”
Anyone who has any information can call Darlington police on 101 quoting incident number DHM-10102013-0139 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.
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