Handbag snatch in South Shields

Milton Street, South Shields. Image from Google Maps.
Milton Street, South Shields. Image from Google Maps.

A handbag was grabbed from a car in South Shields yesterday.

An elderly women had parked her car in Milton Street, just off Dean Road, between 11.10am and 11.20am when a man opened the passenger door and stole bag.

The woman, who is aged in her 80s, was not hurt in the incident but left very shaken.

The suspect is described as white, with black hair and aged in his 20s.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, extension 69691, quoting reference 541 18/07/15.