Woman robbed of her handbag at Lindley Street in Norwich

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Lindley Street in Norwich.

The incident happened at about 12.30pm on Tuesday as the victim, a woman aged in her 40s, walked towards Hall Road.

A man approached the woman from behind and grabbed the strap of her handbag, causing her to stumble. The man managed to wrestle the handbag from the victim and ran off towards Hall Road. The leather bag contained a phone and a purse with small amount of cash.

The offender is described as a white, aged in his late 30s or early 40s, of average build, and about 5ft 10. He was wearing dark coloured clothing.

Witnesses should contact Detective Constable Christopher Edwards or Det Con Jill McAndie at Norwich CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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