Robber in bag snatch attempt

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A MAN who got out of a car to ask a woman for directions then tried to grab her bag as he drove off.

The man got out of the passenger side of a car in which he was travelling and asked a 58-year-old woman for help.

But when he got back into the vehicle he tried to grab the woman’s handbag.

Police said the strap snapped in the struggle, leaving the robber empty handed.

He was white, with a pale complexion, aged around 30, stocky 5ft 6ins and wore a light flat cap and a pale jumper.

The attempted theft, at 6.30pm on February 16, happened on Mansfield Road, Bolsover. The car drove off towards Glapwell.