Efit released after robbery attempt

POLICE HUNT Police have released this efit of a man wanted for attempted robbery.
POLICE HUNT Police have released this efit of a man wanted for attempted robbery.

Police have released an e-fit following the attempted theft of a pensioner’s handbag.

The 70-year-old victim was walking down steps off Swallow Street, Heckmondwike, near the bus depot, at about 9.45am on Friday.

She was approached from behind by a man who placed his hand on her hand in which she was holding her handbag and purse.

She screamed and the man ran off empty-handed in the direction of Heckmondwike town centre.

He was Asian, about 18, slim and wearing a light blue or lilac jacket, a light coloured t-shirt and stone-washed blue jeans.
Contact PC Chris Birkenshaw on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.