CCTV appeal after thug snatches OAP’s handbag on the Prom

An elderly woman had her handbag snatched close to the Strand Hotel, on the Promenade at North Shore, police said.
Officers have now released this CCTV image of a man they want to speak to about the theft, which left the 80-year-old without bank cards, cash, and glasses.
An elderly woman had her handbag snatched close to the Strand Hotel, on the Promenade at North Shore, police said. Officers have now released this CCTV image of a man they want to speak to about the theft, which left the 80-year-old without bank cards, cash, and glasses.

An elderly woman had her handbag snatched close to the Strand Hotel, on the Promenade at North Shore, police said.

Officers have now released this CCTV image of a man they want to speak to about the theft, which left the 80-year-old without bank cards, cash, and glasses.

It happened at around 12.50pm last Tuesday, April 18, and the thief was last seen running off towards Dickson Road.

Anybody with information has been asked to call police on 101, quoting reference number 0594 ofApril 18. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.