Police are appealing for witnesses after a 53-year-old woman had her handbag stolen in Oswaldtwistle.
The incident happened at around 1pm on Friday, January 30, near Barn Fold Cottage on Blackburn Road.
The woman was walking along the main road when she was approached from behind by a man. The man attempted to grab the woman’s handbag before ripping it from her left arm, causing her to fall to the ground.
The man then ran away with the handbag, which contained cash and bank cards, down a nearby side alley.
He is described as white, around 6ft tall of a stocky build and thought to be in his 20s. He was wearing a dark coloured woollen jacket with pockets on either side and dark coloured skinny jeans.
PC Ryan Waddington, of Blackburn CID, said: “This was a frightening incident for the victim and we are keen to trace anyone that may have witnessed what happened. Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 539 of January 30th.”