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Morecambe Bagsnatcher: Witness appeal

Chris Satori
Police are appealing for information after a 61 year old woman was robbed of her handbag in Morecambe.

Between 2.20pm and 2.30pm on Sunday 16th March, the woman and her friend were walking along the promenade, by the lifeboat station close to Green Street, when a man walked towards them. He grabbed the woman’s bag and pulled it from her hand, snapping the strap before running into the Green Street area.

The bag contained various items including bank/store cards, jewellery, a mobile phone and other personal items.

DC Trevor Walker said: “This robbery occurred during the daytime in a busy area and I’d like to speak to anyone that saw any part of the incident.

“In particular I am trying to trace the member of the public in a black Shogun vehicle, or similar, who we believe tried to help the victim afterwards and went to look for the offender.

“If this was you, or you think you may know who this is, then please contact us.”

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at

David Freeman, 41, of Edmund Street in Accrington has been charged with robbery.