Attempted bag snatch in Chichester

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A WOULD-BE thief attempted to snatch a woman’s handbag in Chichester last week, police have revealed.

Sussex Police is seeking witnesses to the attempted theft in a garage compound at the southern end of Tozer Way, at about 10.25am on Friday (February 7).

A hooded suspect tried to snatch the 49-year local woman’s handbag whilst she was walking through the area, but she fought back and he ran away having failed to get the bag.

The woman was physically unhurt but was very shocked and upset.

The suspect is described as white, in his early twenties, about 5 foot 5, slim, wearing a light grey hooded top and dark loose fitting jeans.

PC Kev Garnham said: “If you saw what happened, please call us on 101 or email quoting serial 583 of 07/02. You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”