Man on bike snatches satchel from woman in Skelmersdale

We are appealing for information after a woman was robbed in Skelmersdale.

The robbery happened between 11.50am and 12.10pm on Tuesday, August 9 when the victim, a 32 year old woman, was walking to the Concourse shopping centre with her son along a footpath between Blakehall and Blythewood in Tanhouse. She was approached from behind by a man riding a bike. He snatched her bag from her shoulder which caused the victim to fall to the floor. He made off towards Blythewood.

The man is described as white, 5ft 6in tall, slim build with long curly mousey blonde hair. He was wearing a grey waterproof coat, dark trousers and a dark coloured cap.

The stolen bag was a black Jack Wolfskin satchel (similar to the one pictured) which contained a pale pink purse with £200 in cash and bank cards inside.

PS Bernie Coburn of Skelmersdale Police said: “We are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time of the robbery or who may have seen the man matching this description to contact us with any information.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference SB1703452.

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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