Thief on a bike snatches woman's bag as she walks to work

This Is Lancashire: Woman has bag stolen on way to work Woman has bag stolen on way to work

A WOMAN'S bag was ripped from her hand by a cyclist as she walked to work.

The 33-year-old woman was making her way to work in Henrietta Street in Leigh just before 9am on Thursday, May 29, when the thief struck.

The man, riding a pedal bike, approached the woman from behind and grabbed her bag, forcing it from her hand before riding off in the direction of Bold Street.

The woman’s bag contained a purse and a mobile phone.

The thief was about 6ft tall, thin and wearing a dark grey hooded top with the hood up.

PC Kat Tyldesley said: “This man has proved how cowardly he is by approaching the woman from a position she would not be able to see him.

“Due to the time of the incident, we believe there would have been a number of people in the area and I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the robbery or have any information, to call us.”

Anyone with information can phone police on 0161 8567292 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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12:47pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Janch1 says...

How terrible. A decent woman walking to work, no doubt working and paying tax to keep the likes of the thieving vile scrounger who robbed her. I didn't think this filth got up so early in a morning, or is that the new "income" for them...actually attack and rob the same people they are sponging off in the first place! They should stick the lot of them in some sort of workhouse/boot camp. They should not be allowed to roam the streets and live among decent people.
How terrible. A decent woman walking to work, no doubt working and paying tax to keep the likes of the thieving vile scrounger who robbed her. I didn't think this filth got up so early in a morning, or is that the new "income" for them...actually attack and rob the same people they are sponging off in the first place! They should stick the lot of them in some sort of workhouse/boot camp. They should not be allowed to roam the streets and live among decent people. Janch1
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12:49pm Fri 6 Jun 14

cliff4treasurer says...

Agreed
Agreed cliff4treasurer
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