Monday, July 02, 2007

Police Seek Bag Snatcher

Police have released a computer-generated image of a man who attempted to steal a handbag from a disabled woman in the street.

The 81-year-old woman was in her disabled buggy, waiting to cross Victoria Road, Margate, at about 11am on Thursday, May 31, when a man ran past her and grabbed her handbag from the front basket of the vehicle.

The woman held on to it and, after a struggle, the offender let go and ran off towards Charlotte Square.

The victim, who lives in Margate, was unhurt and she did not lose any of her belongings.

The man police want to trace is described as having a middle Eastern appearance, aged between 30 and 35, around 6ft with an average build and short, black hair.

He was clean shaven and was wearing a navy blue top, black trousers and black footwear.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Katrina Whitehead at Margate police station on 01843 222076 or contact Crimestoppers, free and in confidence, on 0800 555 111. You may be eligible for a reward.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

One word for this waste of space is SCUM

Anonymous said...

Good to see an 81 yr old showing that she is not to be intimidated. The computer pic shows the attacker to be quite an attractive fellow and slightly effeminate.

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Anonymous said...

I'm surprised the police have described him as "of Middle Eastern appearance" That's bound to offend our liberal friends. Maybe they meant "Asian?" Though if they do catch him he can get Cherie Booth to represent him. She needs to keep her husband in the style he has become accustomed too.

Anonymous said...

Middleastern appearance is pretty mild, doesn't imply religion or nationality.
At least its better than some burglars whom the Thanet Gazette described a while ago as "of Jewish appearance".
I strongly complained to the Editor about that, got nowhere of course, never bought the rag since.

Tony Beachcomber said...

Personaly, I would describe the suspect as "in need of a good nights sleep", he looks a wreck. Well he will be when he is caught.