Police are appealing for information regarding a robbery on Surry Street in Middlesbrough which took place at 6pm on Monday 28th October.
A woman in her 30’s was walking in Surrey Street from the direction of Parliament Road when she heard someone walking behind her and turned around. She saw a man described as white, around 5ft 10in tall, of average build wearing a dark coloured hooded top with the hood pulled up, a grey scarf covering his face leaving only his eyes visible, jogging bottoms and trainers.
The man demanded the woman’s bag – when she refused – he pushed her to the ground and produced a knife cutting the strap of the handbag.
He then snatched the handbag and walked back along Surrey Street onto Parliament Road. The bag contained personal items and a small amount of cash.
The female suffered minor bruising but did not require hospital treatment.
Anyone with any information about the robbery is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers annonymously on 0800 555 111.