Purse snatch bid in Illingworth

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Detectives are looking for a man who tried to steal a woman’s handbag in Illingworth, Halifax.

A 67-year-old woman was walking along a footpath off Keighley Road last Friday shortly after 5pm when she was approached by a hooded man who attempted to steal her handbag before fleeing empty handed. He is described as 5ft 8ins to 5ft 10ins tall, in his late teens to early 20s and wearing a black hooded top with the hood - which had a white trim - pulled up and black trousers.

Detective Constable Gavin Strachan said: “Keighley Road is a busy road and at that time of night I am sure there would have been a number of motorists passing.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Calderdale CID via 101.