A TEENAGER was mugged by a hooded attacker who stole her handbag as she walked home in Accrington.
Police are now appealing for any witnesses to come forward. The incident happened on Friday 11 January but police have only just released details.
The 19-year-old was walking along Water Street at 9pm when she was approached from behind by a man.
He threatened her before stealing her handbag and running off towards Avenue Parade.
DC Mark Postlethwaite said: “This was an isolated incident by a cowardly attacker on a vulnerable young woman and I urge members of the public to come forward and help with any information they have.
“We are particularly keen to speak to a passer-by who approached the woman after the incident and may have seen the attacker run off.”
The offender is described as 5ft 9ins tall, aged around 19, with a slim build and slim face. He had a tanned complexion or was possibly Asian. The victim said her attacker was clean-shaven and wore a dark hooded top.
Anyone with information is urged to contact DC Postlethwaite on 353044 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.