Police hunt bike-riding mugger who tried to steal woman's handbag

Constable Close, Rotherham. Photo: Google

Constable Close, Rotherham. Photo: Google

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Officers have appealed for witnesses after a man tried to snatch a woman's handbag, leaving her injured.

The 42-year-old was walking along a footpath in the Flanderwell area of Rotherham at about 2.15pm on Tuesday when she was targeted .

A man riding a dark coloured mountain bike approached her as she was nearing Constable Close, trying and failing to steal her handbag.

The woman was left with bruising to her arm as a result of the incident.

The man is described as white, in his mid-twenties, of medium build and about 5ft 8ins tall. He is said to have been wearing a grey deerstalker hat and dark coloured clothing.

Call 101 quoting incident 588 of May 2 with information.

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