Police appeal after handbag robbery attempt in Bedford

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A woman was approached in Polhill Avenue by a man who attempted to snatch her handbag,

Police are appealing for witnesses following the robbery attempt last Thursday (July 14) at around 1pm, the man was described around age 20, of silm build and wearing a grey hooded hop, dark jogging bottoms and trainers.

He did not show his face during the attempt.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact the Crime Service Team on 101, quoting the reference JH/28055/2016.

Police are reminding members of the public to keep valuables such as phones and cash safely hidden from view in a zipped bag, and keep personal belongings close to you and keep to well-lit, busy areas if walking alone, particularly at night.