Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a man attempted to take a woman’s handbag from her as she was walking along a Swindon street.
The incident happened around 2.50pm on Saturday 1 October 2016 on Stainer Street.
The woman saw a man come out of one of the houses on the street and started walking in front of her, he then turned around and passed her in the opposite direction before turning around again and started to follow her; it was then he tried to snatch her bag.
The woman screamed, he let go and she ran off. Although shaken she was unhurt.
The man is described as: white, around 40-years-old, 6ft tall, of medium build with facial hair. He was wearing a brown tartan shirt, a brown tartan flat cap, a brown waistcoat and brown shoes.
Det Con Catherine Price said: “We would like to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in this area at this time.
“It was broad daylight and close to the town centre – someone should have seen something.
“We would also like to speak to the driver of a vehicle on nearby Commercial Road, who looked across to the victim after she screamed – if that was you please come forward.”
If you can help with our enquiries please contact DC Catherine Price at Swindon CID on 101 or anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.