Handbag snatched from woman in East Reading
November 12, 2012
A 22-year-old woman had her handbag stolen after being mugged in East Reading on Friday evening.
The victim was walking along Cumberland Road when she was approached from behind by the thief who snatched her black leather bag at around 6.10pm.
She was unhurt and quickly gave chase and followed the crook into Amity Road who then headed in the direction of London Road befopre she lost sight of him.
The thief is described as in his early 20s, 5ft 10ins tall and wearing well-fitting dark jeans, a black zip-up cardigan and a white baseball cap.
The bag was later found in Filey Road but the purse which contained about £20 and some Euro coins was missing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Designated Investigator Barbara Dudley at Thames Valley Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.