6'3 tall man attacks teenager during attempted mugging in Rugby

A young woman was attacked during an attempted mugging in Abbey Street yesterday (December 4)

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 5:05 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th December 2019, 5:06 pm

A woman in her late teens was walking down the road when she was approached an unknown man who attempted to snatch her handbag.

A struggle ensued before the woman was assaulted to the face.

The offender, who made off from the scene empty-handed in the direction of Murray Road, is described as male, of medium build, around 6’3” tall and wearing a long dark coat with his face covered.

Police are appealing for information.

Enquiries are currently ongoing but we would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident, saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time or has dash cam footage of the incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to call DC 1517 Katherine Brock in Rugby CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting incident number 337 of December 4.