Thief on bike snatches women’s bags
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a thief on a black bicycle snatched two women’s handbags in Ashford.
A 46-year-old walking to a dental appointment with a friend had her bag snatched from her hand by a young man who rode past them in Beaver Road between 11am and 11.16am on April 26.
Then on May 4 between 1pm and 1.28pm in Kingsnorth Road a 36-year-old woman walking back to work during her lunch break had her handbag containing money, bank cards, a mobile phone and a diary grabbed by a young man who rode past on a bike.
The bag was later found dumped opposite Christ Church school.
The first victim described the robber as white, aged 18-25, 5ft 5in and slim. He was wearing blue jeans and a luminous yellow/ green jacket with the hood up.
The second victim said the young bag snatcher was wearing a grey hoodie with the hood up.
Anyone who saw either incident or has information is asked to contact Det Con Becky Lown on 01303 289438.