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Attempted handbag snatch in Darlington
POLICE are investigating after a pensioner was left "very badly shaken" following an attempted handbag snatch outside a supermarket.
The 73-year-old woman was stood outside Morrison’s, in North Road, shortly before 6.30pm, on Thursday (October 17).
A 32-year-old man has been arrested and is helping police with their enquiries.
A spokesman for Darlington police said: “He was pursued from the scene by a female passer-by who intervened, and was last seen running off in the direction of the traffic lights at B & Q.
“It’s possible drivers stopping at, or going through the lights may have seen him; he was white, wearing a dark coat, possibly tracksuit bottoms. The suspect is still in custody and will be further interviewed.
“The victim, who lives locally, was left very badly shaken but fortunately suffered only a minor hand injury caused by hanging onto her handbag.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Constables Vikki Cooper or Ernie Dawson, on 101, or Crimestoppers, on 0800-555-111.