Handbag stolen from the back seat of a car in Gorleston

A man has been charged with attempted rape following an incident in Norwich.

A man has been charged with attempted rape following an incident in Norwich. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2011

A handbag containing jewellery was stolen today after it was taken from the rear passenger seat of a car, as the owner got in.

It happened at around 12.40pm today, Thursday, when the elderly victim was getting into her silver Renault Megane in Palmer Road.

The suspect opened the rear passenger door, and took the handbag from the rear passenger seat.

The suspect then made off down an alleyway on the High Street.

Anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area or anyone with information should contact PC Mark Carrier at Gorleston Police Station on 101. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.