Bag grabbed by shoe decoy robber

South Yorkshire Police CSI.   Picture: Malcolm Billingham D42153MB

South Yorkshire Police CSI. Picture: Malcolm Billingham D42153MB

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A WOMAN had her handbag stolen from her lap as she sat at a bus stop.

The 54-year-old was in Balby Road, opposite the Plough public house, when a man walked towards her, pretended he was about to do his shoelaces up then grabbed her bag and ran off to Low Road.

The robbery happened on Monday, June 11, at about 6.10pm.

The robber is described as white, between 25 and 30-years-old, slim with dark hair.

He was wearing a grey jacket and grey baseball cap, with a leather peak.

South Yorkskhire Police is appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Call 101 quoting incident number 892 of June 11.