A WOMAN was punched in the ribs by a man who tried to steal her handbag.
The 21-year-old was walking along Low Pavement in Chesterfield town centre when a man grabbed her from behind.
As she struggled to keep hold of her bag the robber punched her, but ran off empty-handed when a passer-by shouted at him.
The robber was white, around 5ft 7in , stocky, and wearing a dark hooded top and tracksuit bottoms.
Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident at 4.45pm on Tuesday, November 8 should call Derbyshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.