Hitchin woman bravely fights off mugger in late night drama

A woman bravely fought off a mugger in Hitchin last night.

A woman bravely fought off a mugger in Hitchin last night. - Credit: Archant

A woman bravely fought off a mugger in Hitchin last night after a man approached her from behind and attempted to grab her handbag.

The victim in her 40s – who was walking along Bancroft near to Nightingale Road around 10pm – held onto the bag, falling to the ground during the struggle.

The failed thief then let go of the bag and ran off down an alleyway.

A passer-by who saw the aftermath of the incident said: “She looked a bit shaken, but good for her. Hopefully the police will catch the cowardly lowlife who did this.”

The suspect is described as a white man of skinny build, aged between 35 and 40, around six foot tall, with short black hair and glasses.

He was wearing a beige jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police quoting crime reference G1/16/1215.

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