Police hunt man who attacked woman and tried to steal her handbag in Biggleswade

Police are appealing for information after an attempted robbery in Biggleswade on Wednesday night.

Police are appealing for information after an attempted robbery in Biggleswade on Wednesday night. - Credit: Archant

A police appeal has been launched after a woman was physically assaulted in Biggleswade on Wednesday night.

The woman was walking along Chestnut Avenue at about 9.30pm when a men attacked her and attempted to steal her handbag.

After the woman screamed, the offender – described as wearing a hooded jacket with a scarf covering his face – ran off in the direction of Biggleswade Library.

Investigating officer PC Jay Watts said: “I’m appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident or who noticed a man acting suspiciously in the area at the time to contact us.

“The victim believes that a car drove past as the incident was taking place, so we’re particularly keen to speak to the driver of that car.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 287 of May 19, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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