Woman’s handbag stolen while she read newspaper in Stevenage park

Police were called at 11.54am on Saturday July 8. Picture: Archant

Police were called at 11.54am on Saturday July 8. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

A 69-year-old woman had her handbag stolen while she was reading a newspaper on a bench in King George V Playing Fields in Stevenage on Monday.

Shortly after 4pm, a man approached the woman in the Millenium Gardens area of the park before grabbing her handbag and running off.

A passer-by helped the victim by calling police and taking her to the nearby King George Surgery to get her bearings.

The suspect is described as male with a shaved head. He wore dark jeans, leather jacket and black trainers.

Officers are currently investigating the incident.


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Anyone with information is being encouraged to call police on 101, quoting crime number 41/59376/19.

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