Police comment on swanageonline:
This was an attempted handbag snatch in Commercial Road at approx 8.40a.m on 17th Jan, which is a highly unusual occurrence in Swanage. I entirely agree that this was a disgusting act and we would be interested to hear if the following description rings any bells:
Male, white, 5'7" - 5'10" tall, thin build, aged late teens to early 20's, long straggly auburn hair, auburn facial stubble, sallow sunken skin, yellow nicotine stained fingers, wearing blue jeans and black hooded jacket. He also smelt musty/unclean.
If anybody has any ideas or witnessed any of the events that morning (he ran from Commercial Rd into Station Rd), then please contact us on the usual numbers [01929 422004 or 0120 - 222 2222] for the information of PC Claire Gunn at Swanage.