Cyclist snatches woman’s handbag in Rugby

The 39-year-old appeared in Leicester Magistrates' Court this morning
The 39-year-old appeared in Leicester Magistrates' Court this morning
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A woman had her handbag snatched by a cyclist on the public footpath between Wentworth Road and Burnside.

The incident happened just after 9pm on September 13.

The victim, a 31-year-old woman, was walking from the direction of Buchanan Road towards Dunchurch Road when a cyclist rode past and snatched her handbag from her shoulder.

The only description known of the offender is that it was a white man wearing a hooded top.

Police are looking to speak with members of the public who saw someone in the area acting suspiciously at the time.

To give information, call 101 asking to speak with DC Alistair Knight of Rugby CID, quoting incident 375 of Saturday September 13.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org