Brigg

People chase handbag burglar down the street

A suspected burglar was chased down the street and confronted after stealing from a 72-year-old woman.

Humberside Police are appealing for witnesses to the robbery reported on Coney Court, Brigg at around 11.30am on Monday, March 25.

The elderly victim was approached from behind and had her beg snatched. She was not harmed but is said to be very shaken.

A passerby gave chase to the burglar and managed to recover the stolen bag.

Officers investigating the attempted robbery released CCTV of someone they would like to speak to.

The suspect was described as six feet tall of thin build and with a beard. He was wearing a flat cap and light coloured track suit top and bottoms at the time.

Anyone who saw the incident or knows the person pictured is being urged to call 101, quoting incident 187 of March 25.