Ripon attempted handbag snatch

A woman has been knocked to the ground during an attempted handbag snatch.

It took place on Crescent Road, Ripon between 5.45pm and 6.05pm on Wednesday, 2 December 2015. A man approached the woman from behind and tried to wrench the bag out of her hand. She fell to the ground and grazed her knee.

The suspect, who is believed to be around 6ft tall, ran off empty-handed towards North Street and Christian Terrace.

Officers have conducted house-to-house enquiries in the area and are reviewing CCTV footage.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any other information is urged to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and speak to William Brownbridge or email Please quote reference number 12150213835.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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