Attempted robbery of 70-year-old Grimsby woman

North East Lincolnshire

23 Nov 2018

We are looking for a man riding a bicycle who allegedly tried to steal a 70-year-old woman’s purse in Grimsby.

The incident happened in an alleyway running between Laceby Road and Pershore Avenue on Thursday 22 November around 1pm.

The man tried to drag the victim’s purse from her, but she started screaming and the man rode off.

The woman was shaken but unhurt.

The man’s been described as white, slim, around 5 feet 3, with a sunken face. He was wearing a beige three-quarter-length jacket with a hood and a knitted hat.

We’d also like to speak with an unknown man who walked down the alley after the suspect had ridden off who might be able to help us.

Do you have any information? Call us quoting log 230 of 22/11/18.