Attempted handbag snatch in Ripon


A 47 year old woman in Ripon has been approached by an unknown person who tried to snatch her handbag.

The incident occurred at around 6.20pm on Tuesday 22 December 2015.when

The woman was walking alone along Firby Lane when the suspect approached her from behind and made an attempt to wrench the bag from her shoulder. The victim resisted and the suspect made off empty handed.

The suspect ran off towards Park Street. The description of the suspect is that it was a man, 5ft 6″tall of slight build wearing dark trousers and a dark baggy hooded top.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any other information is urged to call North Yorkshire Police. Dial 101, press 2 and ask to speak to PC William Brownbridge.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 2150226828 when passing on information.

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