Attempted robbery in St Albans

A WOMAN was left with a minor hand injury following an attempted robbery in St Albans last Sunday (January 8).

At around 11.20pm, a 33-year-old woman, from St Albans, was walking along Cecil Road when she was approached from behind by a man who allegedly grabbed her by the arms.

He is then said to have attempted to take her handbag, during which time he pulled her to the floor.

A member of the public shouted at the thief and he ran off. The woman suffered a minor injury to her hand.

The offender is described as a white man, in his early to mid 20s and around 5ft 8in tall. He had dark brown hair, spoke with a London accent and was wearing a dark top and bottoms.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigating officer DC Andrew Yuill via the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.