Appeal for victim after attempted theft in Scarborough

A man has been charged after attempting to pinch a woman's handbag in a Scarborough amusements.

Friday, 17th March 2017, 6:04 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:04 am
Police are appealing for the victim to come forward.

Police would like to speak to the victim of an attempted handbag snatch in Gilly's Amusements, on Foreshore Road, on Saturday March 11 at around 6.30pm.

Officers would like to speak to the woman, as she may hold important information which could assist the investigation.

A man has been arrested and charged with attempted theft from a person. However, officers would like to locate the victim of the crime as she did not come forward at the time.

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The woman is described as white, mid 30s with dark hair and was wearing a black and white animal print jacket, is asked to call 101 , select option 2 and ask to speak to DC Steve Lloyd. Alternatively you can email [email protected] – please quote reference 12170041601

Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police have arrested a 23-year-old man from Bradford and he has been charged with three robberies, one theft from a person and one attempted theft from person. He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at York Crown Court next month.