Appeal after handbag snatch in Newcastle

15 Aug 2016 09:47 AM

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Police are appealing for information after a handbag snatch in Newcastle.

Between 12:50am and 1:10am on Friday, August 5, a 65-year-old woman was in her car parked on the north side of Stowell Street, near to Aspers Casino entrance, when a man approached the vehicle and opened the front passenger side door.

He snatched the woman's handbag from the passenger seat of the car before fleeing into Blackfriars Court.

The bag contained money, mobile phones and other personal documents.

Enquiries are ongoing into the theft and anyone who was in the area and who witnesses the incident, or anyone with any information, is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 58 05/08/16.


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