Woman robbed along busy St Albans road

A THIEF stole a woman’s bag and pushed her to the ground in a recent robbery in St Albans.

Police are appealing for information and witnesses about the robbery in Sandridge Road at around 5pm on Friday, February 4.

The woman was walking along the road, close to the junction with Archers Fields, when she was approached by a man who grabbed her bag and tried to pull it from her grasp.

The culprit pulled the bag so hard that the strap broke and then he pushed the woman to the ground before running off towards the city centre with her belongings.

Dc Rob Sheldon from the Local Crime Unit in St Albans said: “The offence was unusual given that it was committed next to a busy thoroughfare during the rush hour. I’m sure there were witnesses to this crime and I would urge them to make contact with police at the earliest opportunity.”

The robber has been described as white, aged between 20 and 30 years, with a slim build and short dark hair.

Anyone with information should contact Dc Sheldon at St Albans Local Crime Unit on 01727 796066.