Woman robbed while shopping in Huddersfield


Police are appealing for information after a 66-year-old woman was robbed of her handbag while loading shopping into her car.

Detective Constable Andy Clayton, from Huddersfield CID, said: “The incident occurred at around 1.15pm at the Sainsbury’s branch off Southgate, Huddersfield on Tuesday 11 March.

“As the victim was loading her shopping the suspect asked if she needed any help to which she replied that she didn’t. The suspect then grabbed hold of the victim’s handbag, which she was carrying over her shoulder. After stealing the handbag the suspect fled on foot in the direction of the canal.

“The suspect is described as a white male, around 25 to 30 years of age, slim build and around 5ft 8” tall with shaved or balding hair. He appeared to have a scruffy, thin face and was wearing a green or grey coloured hooded top with the hood pulled up.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed this incident or who may have seen someone matching the description in the time immediately after the robbery to contact police.

“The supermarket was busy at the time and it’s possible someone could have seen the suspect running away or may have been approached by him prior to the robbery taking place.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Andy Clayton at Huddersfield CID via: 101.