Appeal to trace victim after purse theft in West Jesmond

10 Jan 2017 09:19 AM

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Police are appealing for the victim of a purse snatch in Jesmond to come forward and contact them.

Shortly after 10am on Saturday, January 7, a man snatched a woman's purse while she was standing at the platform at West Jesmond Metro Station.

He ran off with the purse but was pursued by members of the public and dropped it before fleeing empty handed.

The woman got her purse back and left the area.

Officers became aware of the incident through a third party and have been unable to identify and speak to the victim.

Police are appealing for her to get in touch so we can follow up enquiries into the incident.

She, or anyone with any information, is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 306 07/01/17.

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