Police hunt 'opportunistic' thief who stole handbag from car in Great Barford

Bedfordshire Police is hoping to find the man responsible
Bedfordshire Police is hoping to find the man responsible

Bedfordshire Police is appealing for witnesses following a handbag theft from a car in Chapel Field, Great Barford.

On Thursday August 17, at approximately 1.30pm, a woman was sitting in her stationary car when she was approached by a man. The man opened the passenger door and grabbed her handbag, before running away and getting into a black Volkswagen Passat with a foreign registration plate.

The offender is described as a white, slim man in his 50s. He was seen wearing black trousers, light t-shirt and an orange high visibility vest.

Community crime investigator Gary Maxey said: “This was a shocking and opportunistic crime and we are keen to identify the man responsible. We are appealing for anyone who might have any information about this incident to come forward and contact the police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 101 quoting reference number JH/35081/2017. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.