POLICE are appealing for information to trace a man who attempted to steal a woman's handbag at a bus stop

The woman was waiting for a bus outside the Cleveland Hotel on Linthorpe Road when a man tried to grab her handbag from her. 


She pulled him into the road and other members of the public intervened, at which point the man ran off towards Chipchase Road.  The lady, who is in her 40s, was left shaken but physically uninjured.

The incident took place around 3.45pm on Sunday, July 18.

The suspect is described as white, in his 30s wearing a white t-shirt and brown trousers.


Cleveland Police are asking any witnesses or other people with information/dash cam footage to contact Middlesbrough CID via the 101 number.  Please quote ref 119168.


Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers online at www.crimestopper-uk.org or by phoning 0800 555 111.