POLICE in Seaham are appealing for information after a handbag snatch yesterday (Tuesday, April 23).

A police spokesman said a man removed a 21-year-old woman’s handbag from her baby’s pushchair as she was taking the child inside an address on Marlbrough, Seaham, to visit a family member.

The incident happened between 10.45am and 10.50am.

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The bag was black with a gold zip along the top and contained the victim’s purse with credit cards, a Samsung s3 mobile phone and other valuable items.

The man or youth responsible is described as being possibly of mixed race and was wearing a navy coat, jeans and black trainers.

It is believed that he ran off towards the Church Street area of Seaham.

Anyone with information should contact Seaham police via 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.