Young woman’s bag snatched in Edlington

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A young woman had her bag snatched by a teenage boy in the middle of the street.

The 18-year-old victim was walking along Edlington Lane in Edlington when she was approached by a lad who grabbed her bag, snapped the handle and ran off with it towards Staveley Street.

The offender is described as a white male, about 17-years-old, six feet tall, of slim build and he wearing a white hooded top. The incident happened on Friday, November 21, at 6pm.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward and a spokeswoman said: “Officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the theft or has any information about who is responsible.”

Call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 862 of 21 November 2014.