A mum was knocked unconscious during a robbery as she pushed her child along Byron Road in Luton on Monday.
Police are now appealing for a Good Samaritan who found the 17-year-old after the attack, to come forward.
The young mum was pushing her child’s buggy at 7pm in an alley which runs alongside a park in Byron Road, when she was stopped by a man who demanded her bag.
He then hit her over the head, and fled with the bag, containing a purse, cash, a bank card, nappies, baby cream and a child’s alphabet book.
The officer in charge of the investigation, Det Con Tom Hamm is keen to trace a woman who called emergency services after discovering the unconscious mum and who could help with identifying the attacker.
He said: This was a cowardly attack on a young mum whose main concern was for the safety of her child. We know a lady found the victim and alerted the emergency services and we need to trace her as she may hold vital information that could help this investigation. I would also ask anyone else who say the incident or anyone who can help identify the man responsible to come forward and speak with officers, in confidence.” The man is described as black, with twisted floppy hair, aged about 18, and wad wearing a black hooded top, blue jeans and black Nike training shoes. Anyone with any information can contact police on 01582 394498 or Bedfordshire police on 101 or text information to 07786200011. You can also contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.