Police release CCTV pictures after purse snatch

Police are attempting to track the man pictured
Police are attempting to track the man pictured

Police have released CCTV images of a man that they would like to speak with after a 33-year-old woman was robbed in Luton last Saturday (August 2).

The incident took place at around 2pm as the woman was walking along Ashton Road, Luton.

The offender approached the woman from behind and tried to grab the purse that she was carrying.

The victim refused to let go and grappled with the offender before biting him on the arm in an attempt to get him to release her purse but she finally let go and the offender fled the area.

Detective Constable Lucy Arnold, who is investigating the robbery, would like to hear from anyone who may recognise the man pictured or may have information relating to the robbery.

The offender was a black man, in his mid-20s, around 5ft 9ins tall, of average build and wearing a dark coloured hood top.

If you have information relating to this incident, contact DC Arnold, in confidence, on 01582 394285, the non-emergency number 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.